Immunisation Schedule

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The vaccines are named as follows:

  • DPT – Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus
  • OPV – Oral Polio Vaccine
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles)
  • BCG – Tuberculosis Vaccine
  • HiB – Hemophilus Influenza B Vaccine (Meningitis Vaccine)
  • HEP B – Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Varicella Vaccine – Chicken Pox Vaccine
  • TT – Tetanus Toxoid

Immunisation schedule

The latest schedule recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has been shown below:

Age Vaccine
Birth – 2 weeks BCG
OPV – 1st dose
Hepatitis B  – 1st dose
6 weeks DPT – 1st dose
OPV – 2nd dose
Hepatitis B vaccine – 2nd dose
HiB conjugate  – 1st dose
10 weeks DPT – 2nd dose
OPV – 3rd dose
HiB conjugate  – 2nd dose
14 weeks DPT – 3rd dose
OPV – 4th dose
HiB conjugate – 3rd dose
Hepatitis B – 3rd dose
9 months (completed) Measles vaccine
15th month MMR
16-18 months DPT – 1st booster dose
OPV – 5th dose
HiB conjugate – Booster dose
2 years (completed) Typhoid*  vaccine 1st dose
5 years DPT – 2nd booster dose
OPV – 6th dose
10 years TT  – 3rd booster dose
16 years TT  – 4th booster dose

For Typhoid* : Revaccination every 3 years. If you would like to create an immunisation schedule for your child and track it online, click here.

Additional vaccines

Varicella vaccine : Recommended after 1 year of age; If not received earlier and no history of chicken pox, given at 10 years

Hepatitis A vaccine : Recommended at 2 years; If not received earlier, can be given at 5 years; 2 doses 6 months apart.

Note: Please be aware that the recommendations put out by the IAP are made to allow for a little variance when the vaccines are given, because the doctors may need the flexibility of incorporating them into their regular well baby checkups.

Please confirm that your child’s immunisation is up to date.

If any of the vaccines have been missed, they can be given at a later date.