IAP - Immunisation

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"IAP Immunization Timetable 2012"

I. IAP recommended vaccines for routine use
(completed weeks/months/years)
Vaccines Comments
Birth BCG
Hep-B 1
Hepatitis-B : Administer Hep-B vaccine to all newborns before hospital discharge
6 weeks DTwP 1/DTaP 1
Hep-B 2
Hib 1
Rotavirus 1
  • All doses of IPV may be replaced with OPV if former is unaffordable/unavailable
  • Additional doses of OPV on all supplementary immunization activities (SIAs)
  • Two doses IPV instead of 3 for primary series if started at 8 weeks, and 8 weeks interval between the doses
Rotavirus: 2 doses of RV-1 and 3 doses of RV-5
10 weeks DTwP 2/DTaP 2
Hib 2
Rotavirus 2
14 weeks DTwP 3/DTaP 3
Hib 3
Rotavirus 3
Rotavirus: Only 2 doses of RV1 are recommended at present.
6 months OPV 1
Hep-B 3
Hepatitis-B: The final (third or fourth) dose in the HepB vaccine series should be administered no earlier than age 24 weeks and at least 16 weeks after the first dose.
9 months OPV 2
12 months Hep-A 1 Hepatitis A: For both killed and live hepatitis-A vaccines, 2 doses are recommended
15 months MMR 1
Varicella 1
PCV booster
Varicella: The risk of breakthrough varicella is lower if given 15 months onwards.
16 to 18 months DTwP B1/DTaP B1
Hib B1
The first booster (4thth dose) may be administered as early as age 12 months, provided at least 6 months have elapsed since the third dose.
18 months Hep-A 2 Hepatitis A: For both killed and live hepatitis-A vaccines 2 doses are recommended
2 years Typhoid 1 Typhoid: Typhoid revaccination every 3 years, if Vipolysaccharide vaccine is used.
4 ½ to 5 years DTwP B2/DTaP B2
Varicella 2
Typhoid 2
MMR: the 2nd dose can be given at anytime 4-8 weeks after the 1st dose.
Varicella: the 2nd dose can be given at anytime 3 months after the 1st dose.
10 to 12 years Tdap/Td
Tdap: is preferred to Td followed by Td every 10 years.
HPV: Only for females, 3 doses at 0, 1-2 (depending on brands) and 6 months.
II. IAP recommended vaccines for High-risk* children (Vaccines under special circumstances):

  1. Influenza Vaccine
  2. Meningococcal Vaccine
  3. Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
  4. Cholera Vaccine
  5. Rabies Vaccine
  6. Yellow Fever Vaccine
  7. Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV 23)
* High-risk category of children:

Immunisation Schedule – 2011

Age Vaccines Note
Birth BCG
OPV zero
Hepatitis B -1
6 weeks
OPV-1 + IPV-1 / OPV -1
DTPw-1 / DTPa -1
Hepatitis B -2
Hib -1
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
10 weeks
OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2
DTPw-2 / DTPa -2
Hib -2
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
14 weeks
OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3
DTPw-3 / DTPa -3
Hepatitis B -3
Hib -3
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months of age
9 months Measles  
15-18 months
OPV-4 + IPV-B1 / OPV -4
DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1
Hib booster
MMR -1
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
2 years Typhoid Revaccination every 3-4 years
5 years
OPV -5
DTPw booster -2 or DTPa booster -2
MMR -2
The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose
10 years
Only girls, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

Vaccines that can be given after discussion with parents
More than 6 weeks Pneumococcal conjugate 3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months
More than 6 weeks Rotaviral vaccines (2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval
After 15 months Varicella Age less than 13 years: one dose
Age more than 13 years: 2 doses at 4-8 weeks interval
After 18 months Hepatitis A 2 doses at 6-12 months interval
  1. The IAP endorses the continued use of whole cell pertussis vaccine because of its proven efficacy and safety. Acellular pertussis vaccines may undoubtedly have fewer side-effects (like fever, local reactions at injection site and irritability), but this minor advantage does not justify the inordinate cost involved in the routine use of this vaccine.
  2. If the mother is known to be HBsAg negative, HB vaccine can be given along with DTP at 6, 10, 14 weeks/ 6 months. If the mother's HBsAg status is not known, it is advisable to start vaccination soon after birth to prevent perinatal transmission of the disease. If the mother is HBsAg positive (and especially HBeAg positive), the baby should be given Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (HBIG) within 24 hours of birth, along with HB vaccine.
  3. Varicella, Hepatitis A and Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccines should be offered only after one to one discussion with parents. Also refer to the individual vaccines notes for recommendations.
  4. Combination vaccines can be used to decrease the number of pricks being given to the baby and to decrease the number of clinic visits. The manufacturer's instructions should be followed strictly whenever "mixing" vaccines in the same syringe prior to injection.
  5. At present, the only typhoid vaccine available in our country is the Vi polysaccharide vaccine. Revaccination may be carried out every 3- 4 years.
  6. Under special circumstances (e.g. epidemics), measles vaccine may be given earlier than 9 months followed by MMR at 12-15 months.
  7. During pregnancy, the interval between the two doses of TT should be at least one month.
  8. We should continue to use OPV till we achieve polio eradication in India. IPV can be used additionally for individual protection.
  9. OPV must be given to children less than 5 years of age at the time of each supplementary immunisation activity.