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In many countries and states, different doctors follow different immunization schedules and it comes as no surprise to encounter parents who are confused about the whole matter. A newer and most widely followed schedule for immunization is as follows:

Childhood Immunization Schedule

AGE                                 VACCINE

Birth-3 months                                    BCG Vaccine
0-2 weeks                                          Oral Polio vaccine
6 weeks Interval                                 Oral Polio vaccine, Inj. Triple vaccine (DPT)
10 weeks                                            Oral Polio vaccine, Inj. Triple vaccine (DPT)
14 weeks                                            Oral Polio vaccine, Inj. Triple vaccine (DPT)
9 months                                            Measles vaccine, Oral Polio (Optional)
15 months                                          MMR vaccine (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
18-24 months                                    Oral Polio & Triple – First Booster
4-5 years                                           Oral Polio & Triple –  Second  Booster
10 years                                            Injection Tetanus toxoid (TT)
16 years                                            Injection Tetanus toxoid (TT)

  • Booster of Inj. TT is to be taken every 5-10 years.
  • Consult your doctor if there has been a delay in getting your child vaccinated due to any reason.
  • Typhoid and cholera vaccine can be taken during epidemics. But their efficacy being less, place emphasis on proper sanitation, personal hygiene and boiling of drinking water.
  • Special vaccine like pneumococcal vaccine, Hib vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine can be taken after consultation with your doctor.

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