Dosage & Schedule

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  • 3 doses at 4-6 week intervals starting at 2 months, or 61014weeks along with DPT
  • Booster is administered at 15-18 months
  • Dose 0.5 ml (10µg purified polysaccharide) is given intramuscular(IM) in the thigh
  • It is usually given at the same time as the DPT vaccine. It can be given separately from the DPT, but it can also be given as a combination vaccine (in the same injection) with the DPT vaccine.
  • If a child has not taken the vaccine along with DPT as per the recommended schedule, it can be given later.