Knowing your child’s vaccination schedule 2019

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Knowing your child’s vaccination schedule 2019

As a parent, we know that vaccination, also known as immunization, is the first step to protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases in the future. Vaccination can protect children from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases which can include removal of limbs, paralysis, liver diseases, brain damage, deafness, and death. The vaccine schedule below is recommended by the CDC, the IAP, and most physicians. A group of healthcare providers and public health officers reviews it every year to include the latest safety and research guidelines.

Vaccination Chart for Indian Babies

VaccinesDosesContent TagApprox Price
BirthBacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG)1BCG₹91 – ₹1025
Oral polio vaccine (OPV 0)1OPV₹230
Hepatitis B (Hep – B1)1Hep -B₹52.25 – ₹6000
6 weeksDiptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 1)1DTP₹225
Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV 1)1IPV₹440
Hepatitis B  (Hep – B2)1Hep -B₹52.25 – ₹6000
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 1)1Hib₹113 – ₹252.5
Rotavirus 11Rotavirus₹689 – ₹1499
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 1)1PCV₹1495 – ₹3801
10 weeksDiptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 2)1DTP₹225
Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV 2)1IPV₹440
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 2)1Hib₹113 – ₹252.5
Rotavirus 21Rotavirus₹689 – ₹1499
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 2)1PCV₹1495 – ₹3801
14 weeksDiptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 3)1DTP₹225
Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV 3)1IPV₹440
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 3)1Hib₹113 – ₹252.5
Rotavirus 31Rotavirus₹689 – ₹1499
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 3)1PCV₹1495 – ₹3801
6 monthsOral polio vaccine (OPV 1)1OPV₹230
Hepatitis B (Hep – B3)1Hep -B₹52.25 – ₹6000
9 monthsOral polio vaccine (OPV 2)1OPV₹230
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR – 1)1MMR₹155 – ₹600
9 – 12 monthsTyphoid Conjugate Vaccine1Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine₹150 – ₹525
12 monthsHepatitis A (Hep – A1)1Hep -A₹1003 – ₹1395
15 monthsMeasles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 2)1MMR₹155 – ₹600
Varicella 11Varicella₹1625 – ₹2259
PCV booster1PCV₹1495 – ₹3801
16 to 18 monthsDiphtheria, Perussis, and Tetanus (DTwP B1/DTaP B1)1DTP₹225
Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV B1)1IPV₹440
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib B1)1Hib₹113 – ₹252.5
18 monthsHepatitis A (Hep – A2)1Hep -A₹1003 – ₹1395
2 yearsBooster of Typhoid
Conjugate Vaccine
1Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine₹150 – ₹525
4 to 6 yearsDiphtheria, Perussis, and Tetanus (DTwP B2/DTaP B2)1DTP₹225
Oral polio vaccine (OPV 3)1OPV₹230
Varicella 21Varicella₹1625 – ₹2259
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 3)1MMR₹155 – ₹600
10 to 12 yearsTdap/Td1Tdap₹767 – ₹1098
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)1HPV₹2190 – ₹2259

Note: Do as your pediatrician suggests, as this is only a general guideline. Adapted from IAP Immunization Timetable 2016.

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

  • Congenital or acquired immunodeficiency (including HIV infection)
  • Chronic cardiac, pulmonary (including asthma if treated with prolonged high dose oral corticosteroids), hematologic, renal (including nephrotic syndrome), liver disease and diabetes mellitus
  • Children on long-term steroids, salicylates, immunosuppressive or radiation therapy
  • Diabetes mellitus, cerebrospinal fluid leak, cochlear implant, malignancies
  • Children with functional/ anatomic asplenia/hyposplenia
  • During disease outbreaks
  • Laboratory personnel and healthcare workers
  • Travelers
  • Children having pets at home
  • Children perceived with the higher threat of being bitten by dogs such as hostellers, the risk of the stray dog while going outdoor

Things to Remember During Vaccination

  • Ensure to remember and administer the vaccine to your child as per the schedule. Discuss with your pediatrician if you miss giving a vaccine. He will recommend a suitable later date to administer the same.
  • A child should not be given the vaccine if he has an ongoing fever. Discuss this with your pediatrician and he will help reschedule the administration of the vaccine at a later date.
  • Sometimes pediatricians might offer you the option to choose from a painless and a painful vaccine for your child. Ensure to discuss them with your pediatrician to make an informed decision as the immunity of the child decreases faster with painless vaccine over a painful vaccine
  • A vaccination is usually followed by a fever for 1-2 days in your child. You can use sponge bath to reduce your child’s temperature. However, if the fever doesn’t go away in 1-2 days, reach out to your pediatrician for advice.
  • Taking some family member or spouse to assist you in vaccinating your child can be helpful. They will help in distracting and comforting your child before, during, and after the shot. Carrying your baby’s favorite toy also helps.
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