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Immunization Schedule

Immunizations are critical to protect babies and children from various illnesses. Here is some basic information for prospective parents on Indian immunizations and schedules that might be helpful Please consult your pediatrician as he/she is the right resource for you to discuss immunizations for your child.

Immunization schedule recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) presented below is for reference purpose only.

Age Vaccines Note
Birth BCG  
  OPV- Zero  
  Hepatitis B -1  
6 Weeks OPV-1 + IPV-1 / OPV -1 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
  DTPw-1 / DTPa -1  
  Hepatitis B -2  
  Hib -1  
10 Weeks OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
  DTPw-2 / DTPa -2  
  Hib -2  
14 Weeks OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
  DTPw-3 / DTPa -3  
  Hepatitis B -3 Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months of age
  Hib -3  
9 Months Measles  
15-18 Months OPV-4 + IPV-B1 /OPV -4 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
  DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1  
  Hib booster  
  MMR -1  
2 Years Typhoid Revaccination every 3-4 years
5 Years OPV -5  
  DTPw booster -2 or DTPa booster -2  
  MMR -2 The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose
10 Years Tdap  
  HPV Only girls, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months
Vaccines that can be given after discussion with parents
More than 6 weeks Pneumococcal conjugate 3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months
  Rotaviral vaccines 2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval
  Rotaviral vaccines 2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval
After 15 months Varicella Age less than 13 years: One dose Age more than 13 years: 2 doses at 4-8 weeks interval
After 18 months Hepatitis A 2 doses at 6-12 months interval