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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Immunization in Children

Revised IAP Immunization Timetable
Age
Vaccines
Birth
BCG

OPV0

HepB 1
6 weeks
DTWP1/DTaP1

OPV1*/ OPV1 + IPV1

Hib1

HepB2
10 weeks
DTWP2/ DTaP2

OPV2/ OPV2 + IPV2

Hib 2
14 weeks
DTWP3/ DTaP3

OPV3/ OPV3 + IPV3

Hib3

HepB3**
9 months
Measles
15-18 months
DTWP B1/ DTaP B1

OPV4/ OPV4 + IPVB1

Hib B1

MMR1
2 years
Typhoid#
5 years
DTWP B2 / DTaP B2

OPV5

MMR2$
10 years
TdapHPV^
*  OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
** The third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months
#   Revaccination every 3 years
$  The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose
^  Only females, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months
Vaccines to be given after one-to-one discussion with parents
Age
Vaccine
> 6 weeks
Rotavirus vaccine*PCV 7 #
> 15 months
Varicella $
> 18 months
Hepatitis A^
* Rotavirus vaccine (2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval)
# PCV 7 (three doses at 6, 10 and 14 weeks and 1 booster at 15-18 months)
$ Varicella (< 13 yrs single dose, > 13 yrs two doses at 4-8 weeks interval)
^ Hepatitis A (2 doses at 6 months interval)

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