- BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) 1 dose at Birth (upto 1 year if not given earlier)
- DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus Toxoid) 5 doses; Three primary doses at 6,10,14 weeks and two booster doses at 16-24 months & 5 Years of age
- Pentavalent vaccine (H. Influenza B, Hepatitis B + all the DPT ie 5 in one vaccine) schedule is same as DPT vaccine
- OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 5 doses; 0 dose at birth, three primary doses at 6,10 and 14 weeks and one booster dose at 16-24 months of age
- IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) 2 doses : first with OPV-1 and second with OPV-3 (i.e 6 and 14 weeks respectively) – NEW arrival from November 2015 onwards.
- Hepatitis B vaccine 4 doses; 0 dose within 24 hours of birth and three doses at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age.
- Measles 2 doses; first dose at 9-12 months and second dose at 16-24months of age
- TT (Tetanus Toxoid) 2 doses at 10 years and 16 years of age
- TT for pregnant woman two doses or one dose if previously vaccinated within 3 Year
If you’ve any difficulty in understanding the above chart, let me know.
NOTE : The vaccination schedule recommended by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) is different from the one followed by the Ministry of Health, Government of India. The former one includes additional vaccines like the HPV, RV, Typhoid vaccine, Chicken Pox, Cholera, PCV etc. If you want to have a look at the IAP vaccination schedule, simply follow this link.
|Out-Reach Immunization session of PHC Muttam going on at an Anganwadi|
Apart from the ‘Routine Immunization’ conducted at the hospitals, we organise and conduct‘Out-Reach’ Immunization programmes too. In this programme, a team of health workers along with the doctor, visits Anganwadis or Clubs or Libraries etc in the peripheries of the village so that the parents there can bring their children to that area on that specific day to get vaccinated. We conduct 3 such Out-Reach Immunization programmes every month covering 7 remote areas of the village. This way we help the people in remote areas of the village by cutting down on their transport expenses to the hospital. This programme also makes sure of the field visit duties of the Medical Officer.
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