Last Updated on Mar 09, 2017

Vaccination / Immunization Schedule

Vaccination for children in India is carried out under the Universal Immunization Program. The Indian Academy of Pediatrics has also recommended its own schedule with newer vaccines.

The National Immunization Schedule is as follows:

  • At Birth:
    • BCG
    • Oral Polio Vaccine
  • 6, 10 and 14 weeks:
    • DPT
    • Oral polio vaccine
  • 6 to 9 months:
    • Oral polio vaccine
  • 9 months:
    • Measles vaccine
    • 15 to 18 months:
    • DPT booster
    • Oral polio vaccine
  • 5 years:
    • DPT
    • Oral polio vaccine
  • 10 years:
    • Tetanus toxoid
  • 15 years:
    • Tetanus toxoid

Hepatitis B, MMR and Hib vaccines are available under this program in some districts only.

Pulse Polio Immunization Program: The Pulse Polio Immunization Program was started in 1995 to eradicate polio. Under this program, all children below the age of 5 years are administered two doses of the oral polio vaccine per year. The oral polio vaccine is administered in the program, since it not only protects the child, but also gets disseminated to the community, thus resulting in widespread protection.

The recommendations according to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics are as follows:

  • At Birth:
    • BCG
    • OPV
    • Hepatitis B
  • 6 weeks:
    • OPV with/without IPV
    • DPT/ DTaP
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hib
  • 10 weeks:
    • OPV with/without IPV
    • DPT/ DTaP
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hib
  • 14 weeks:
    • OPV with/without IPV
    • DPT/ DTaP
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hib
  • 6 months:
    • Hepatitis B
  • 9 months:
    • Measles
  • 15-18 months:
    • OPV with/without IPV
    • DPT/ DTaP booster
    • Hib booster
    • MMR
  • 2 years:
    • Typhoid (may be repeated every 3 to 4 years)
  • 5 years:
    • OPV with/without IPV
    • DPT/ DTaP booster
    • MMR
  • 10 years:
    • Tdap

HPV in girls at in 3 doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

The recommendations according to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics covers vaccines such as Hepatitis B, MMR and Hib vaccines. The scheduler is more on International guidelines.

Vaccines that may be administered after a discussion with parents to include chicken pox (varicella) vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine.

Reference:

  1. KD Tripathi. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 6th edition
  2. Vaccine India - (http://www.vaccineindia.org/)

Comments

Raman79 Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stay alert and stay protected! MyVac http://bit.ly/2q0SfMC helps to stay updated on vaccination schedules and and vaccination reminders.

ArshadAli Saturday, January 23, 2016

There is a definite relation shown between M M R and autism. Most vaccines are scam and they do more harm than they protect.

InderP Monday, September 21, 2015

Vaccination is the biggest Medical Scam of the Century, people and even doctors are not aware of the ingredients of these vaccines and harmful neuro toxins like Mercury [thimerasol] in them causing large epidemic of neurological disorders, learning disabilities in children.

Anudhar Friday, May 16, 2014

Keeping track of vaccinations for your baby is indeed very important as it protects your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. With busy schedules and multiple tasks at hand, it becomes extremely difficult to monitor immunizations and their dates. I came across a simple vaccination app on Google Play store, VacciTrack, that helps to keep track of your child’s immunization schedule till the age of 10. It gives you reminder before the day of vaccination and a full chart along with missed and upcoming vaccines. Hope this helps!

rajeshneva Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My daughter is 10 years old and is a patient of celebral palsy ,can the vaccines like Tetanus and HPV Vaccine given to her.

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