Recommended Immunizations for Children

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At Birth

These vaccines will protect your child from TB, Polio & Hepatitis B

6 Weeks

These vaccines will protect your child from Polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus & Hepatitis B

Age 10 Weeks

The second dose of vaccines will protect your child from Polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus & Hepatitis B

Age 14 Weeks

These vaccines will protect your child from Polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus & Hepatitis B

Age 9-12 Months

These vaccines will protect your child from Measles, Vitamin A deficiency and Japanese Encephalitis

Age 16-24 Months

This vaccine will protect your child from Measles, Vitamin A deficiency, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus

Age 5-6 Years

This vaccine will protect your child from Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus

Age 10-16 Years

This vaccine will protect children from Tetanus

  • *In selected states Pentavalent vaccine (Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Haemophilus influenzae type b) is given instead of DPT and Hep B.
  • **In Japanese Encephalitis (JE) endemic districts.
  • 3rd to 9th doses of Vitamin A are given at 6 monthly intervals to children 2 -5 years old.
  • For pregnant women: Give TT-2 or Booster doses before 36 weeks of pregnancy. However, give these even if more than 36 weeks have passed. Give TT to a woman in labour, if she has not previously received TT.

Routine Immunization For Children (Recommended By WHO)
Antigen Age of 1st Dose Doses in
Primary Series
Interval Between Doses
(1st to 2nd)
Interval Between Doses
(2nd to 3rd)
Interval Between Doses
(3rd to 4th)
Booster Dose Considerations
BCG As soon as possible after birth 1 Exceptions HIV
Hepatitis B (Option1) As soon as possible after birth (<24h) 3 4 weeks (min) with
DTP1
4 weeks (min) with
DTP1
Premature and low birth weight
Co-administration and combination
vaccine
High risk groups
Hepatitis B (Option2) As soon as possible after birth (<24h) 4 4 weeks (min) with
DTP1
4 weeks (min) with
DTP1
4 weeks (min),with
DTP3
Polio (OPV + IPV) 6 weeks 4
(IPV dose to
be given with
OPV dose from
14 weeks)
4 weeks (min) with
DTP2
4 weeks (min) with
DTP3
OPV birth dose
Transmission and importation risk
criteria
Polio (IPV / OPV Sequentia) 8 weeks (IPV 1st) 1-2 IPV
2 OPV
4-8 weeks 4-8 weeks 4-8 weeks OPV birth dose
Transmission and importation risk
criteria
Polio (IPV) 8 weeks 3 4-8 weeks 4-8 weeks IPV booster needed for early schedule
(i.e. first dose given <8 weeks)
DTP 6 weeks (min) 3 4 weeks (min) – 8
weeks
4 weeks (min) – 8
weeks
1-6 years of
age
Delayed/ interrupted schedule
Combination vaccine
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Option1) 6 weeks (min)
59 months (max)
3 4 weeks (min) with
DTP2
4 weeks (min) with
DTP3
Single dose if >12 months of age
Not recommended for children > 5 yrs
Delayed/ interrupted schedule
Co-administration and combination
vaccine
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Option2) 6 weeks (min)
59 months (max)
2-3 8 weeks (min) if only 2 doses4 weeks (min) if 3 dose 4 weeks (min) if 3
doses
At least 6
months (min)
after last dose
Single dose if >12 months of age
Not recommended for children > 5 yrs
Delayed/ interrupted schedule
Co-administration and combination
vaccine
Pneumococcal (Conjugate) (Option1) 6 weeks (min) 3 4 weeks (min) 4 weeks Vaccine optionsInitiate before 6 months of age
Co-administration HIV+ and preterm neonates booster
Pneumococcal (Conjugate) (Option2) 6 weeks (min) 2 8 weeks (min) 9-15 months Vaccine optionsInitiate before 6 months of age
Co-administration HIV+ and preterm neonates booster
Rotavirus (Rotarix) 6 weeks (min) with DTP1 2 4 weeks (min) with
DTP2
Vaccine options
Not recommended if > 24 months old
Rotavirus (Rotarix Teq) 6 weeks (min) with DTP1 3 4 weeks (min) – 10
weeks with DTP2
4 weeks (min) with
DTP3
Vaccine options
Not recommended if > 24 months old
Measles 9 or 12 months
(6 months min)
2 4 weeks (min) Combination vaccine; HIV early
vaccination; Pregnancy
Rubella 9 or 12 months with
measles containing vaccine
1 Achieve and sustain 80% coverage
Combination vaccine and Co-
administration; Pregnancy
HPV As soon as possible from 9
years of age
(females only)
2 6 months (min 5
months)
Target 9-13 year old girls
Pregnancy
Older age

15 years 3 doses
HIV and immunocompromised
Japanese Encephalitis 6 months 2 generally 4 weeks (generally) Vaccine options and manufacturer’s
recommendations; Pregnancy; Immunocompromised
Japanese Encephalitis (Live attentuated) 8 months 1 Vaccine options and manufacturer’s
recommendations; Pregnancy; Immunocompromised
Japanese Encephalitis (Live recombinant vaccine) 9 months 1 Vaccine options and manufacturer’s
recommendations; Pregnancy; Immunocompromised
Yellow Fever 9-12 months with measles
containing vaccine
1
Tick-Borne Encephalitis ≥ 1 yr FSME-Immun and
Encepur
≥ 3 yrs TBE_Moscow and
EnceVir
1 1-3 months FSME-Immun
and Encepur
1-7 months TBE-Moscow
and EnceVir
5-12 months FSME-Immun and Encepur
12 months TBE-Moscow
and EnceVir
At least 1
Every 3 years
(see notes)
Definition of high-risk
Vaccine options
Timing of booster
Typhoid (Vi PS) 2 years (min) 1 Every 3 years Definition of high risk
Typhoid (Ty21a) Capsules 5 years (min) 3 or 4 1 day 1 day 1 day Every 3-7 years Definition of high risk
Cholera (Dukoral (WC-rBS)) 2 years (min) 3 (2-5
years)
2 (≥6
years)
≥7 days (min) < 6
weeks (max)
≥7 days (min) < 6
weeks (max)
Every 6 months
Every 2 years
Minimum age
Definition of high risk
Cholera (Shanchol and
mORCVAX)
1 year (min) 2 14 Days After 2 years Minimum age
Definition of high risk
Meningococcal (MenA conjugate) 9-18 months (5μg) 1 Definition of high risk; Vaccine
options;
2 doses if < 9 months with 8 week interval
Meningococcal (MenC conjugate) 2-11 months 2 8 Weeks After 1 year Definition of high risk; Vaccine options
Meningococcal (MenC conjugate) ≥12 months 1 Definition of high risk; Vaccine options
Meningococcal (Quadrivalent conjugate) 9-23 months 2 12 Weeks Definition of high risk; Vaccine options
Meningococcal (Quadrivalent conjugate) ≥2 years 1 Definition of high risk; Vaccine options
Hepatitis A 1 year At least 1 Level of endemicity; Vaccine options;
Definition of high risk groups
Rabies As required 3 7 days 14-21 days Definition of high risk, booster
Mumps 12-18 months with measles containing vaccine 2 1 month (min) to
school entry
Coverage criteria > 80%; Combo
vaccine
Seasonal influenza
(inactivated tri- and qudri-valent)
6 months (min) 2 ( <9
years)
1 ( ≥ 9
years)
4 weeks Revaccinate
annually: 1
dose only
Priority risk groups, especially
pregnant women
Lower dosage for children 6-35
months
Varicella 12-18 months 4 weeks to 3 months
per manufacturer
recommendations
Achieve & sustain ≥ 80% coverage
Pregnancy
Co-admin with other live vaccines