Immunization and Vaccination of Children

Immunization and Vaccination of Children in India (0-18 Years)

When you bring a baby into the world, it is your responsibility as a parent to protect them from various diseases. Because of this reason, immunizations and vaccinations have become a critical measure for safeguarding babies from illnesses that may be a threat to their lives.

With existing health hazards, increasing risk of health issues, and current survival conditions, every parent must shield their child from the many diseases that plague our society. According to the records, it is possible to prevent approximately 3 million deaths worldwide by providing children with timely and proper vaccinations against various preventable diseases, such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, polio, hepatitis, tetanus, etc.

In order to avoid the lack of knowledge regarding the essential vaccinations, we have prepared a vaccination chart for babies below for your reference.

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
  • Oral Polio (OPV O)
  • Hepatitis B (HB 1)
6 weeks
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP 1)
  • Inactivated Polio (IPV 1)
  • Hepatitis B (HB 2)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HiB 1)
  • Rotavirus 1
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 1)
Child vaccination
10 weeks
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP 2)
  • Inactivated Polio (IPV 2)
  • Hepatitis B (HB 3)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HiB 2)
  • Rotavirus 2
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 2)
14 weeks
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP 3)
  • Inactivated Polio (IPV 3)
  • Hepatitis B (HB 4)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HiB 3)
  • Rotavirus 3
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 3)
6 months
  • Typhoid Conjugate (TCV)
9 months
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR-1)
  • Meningococcal (MCB 1) #
12 months
  • Hepatitis A (Hep – A1)
  • Influenza (yearly)
  • Meningococcal (MCV 2) #
  • Japanese Encephalitis (JE 1) #
13 months
  • Japanese Encephalitis (JE 2) #
15 months
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 2)
  • Varicella 1
  • Influenza (yearly)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Booster (PCV B1)
  • Cholera 1 & 2 #
16-18 months
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTP B1)
  • Inactivated Polio (IPV B1)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep – A2)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HiB B1)
2-3 years
  • Meningococcal (MCV) #
4-6 years
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTP B2)
  • Varicella 2
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 3/MMRV)
9-14 years
  • Tdap
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV 1 & 2)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCB) #
15-18 years
  • Tdap
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV 1,2 & 3)

A full or complete immunization coverage would include a child who has been given –

  • One dose of BCG
  • Three doses of oral polio vaccines (OPV), pneumococcal conjugate (PCV), and pentavalent
  • One dose of measles vaccine, and
  • Two doses of rotavirus.

The vaccines mentioned in the chart are given either as single or combination vaccines. The annual influenza vaccine is known to shield the child against flu and its complications. Children who take flu shots yearly have fewer flu-related complications when they are infected.

When it comes to your child’s health and well-being, the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (once) and influenza vaccine (yearly) are an absolute must. Every parent must make sure that their child receives both the vaccines without fail.

In case you end up missing a scheduled vaccine, you must immensely get in touch with your paediatrician to learn about the catch-up period and receive the vaccination within the stipulated timeframe.

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