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Newborn Vaccinations In India

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The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an American organisation working to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

When a baby is inside the womb, he/she is safe from infections due to the mother’s immunity and prenatal vaccinations administered to her. When the baby is born, it becomes necessary to provide him with all the appropriate treatments that will protect him/her from various infectious diseases and offers good health. In India, there are multiple vaccines available for the newborns to be administered based on the prescribed dosage at the mentioned period.

Given below is a chart that will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the vaccinations :

Age Vaccine Dosage Condition
 

At Birth

 

BCG – Tuberculosis Vaccine
OPV – Oral Polio Vaccine
Hep B –Hepatitis B Vaccine

 

One Dose
Dose 1
Dose 1

 

Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional

 
 

 

6-8 weeks

 

DTaP – Diphtheria, tetanus & pertusis vaccine
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
PCV – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
HIB – Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine
Rotavirus – To avoid diarrhea
Hep B – Hepatitis B Vaccine
IPV – Injectible Polio Vaccine

 

Dose 1
Dose 2
Dose 1
Dose 1
Dose 1
Dose 2
Dose 1

 

Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

 
 

 

10-16 weeks

 

DTaP – Diphtheria, tentanus & pertusis vaccine
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
PCV – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
HIB – Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine
Rotavirus – To avoid diarrhea
IPV – Injectible Polio Vaccine

 

Dose 2
Dose 3
Dose 2
Dose 2
Dose 2
Dose 2

 

Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

 
 

 

14-24 weeks

 

DTaP – Diphtheria, tentanus & pertusis vaccine
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
PCV – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
HIB – Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine
Rotavirus – To avoid diarrhea
Hep B – Hepatitis B Vaccine
IPV – Injectible Polio Vaccine

 

Dose 3
Dose 4
Dose 3
Dose 3
Dose 3
Dose 3
Dose 3

 

Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

 
 

6 months

 

Influenza vaccine

 

Dose 1

 

Optional

 

7-8 months

 

Influenza vaccine

 

Dose 2

 

Optional

 

9-12 months

 

OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
Measles vaccine

 

Dose 5
One dose

 

Mandatory
Mandatory

 

NOTE: It is advised to consult your doctor before proceeding with the chart. We may take no responsibility for the backlash.

Kanika Miglani
Kanika Miglani
A free-spirited individual with a goal yet to be accomplished. A scribbler in the rat race and dramatist in the walk of life. Based out of Delhi, Kanika has armed herself with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Delhi University and added two years of marketing experience to it. She traces her roots back to the Amrita Pritam era. She pens down her thoughts and delivers out all the writing to the allaboutkiids. She loves watching theatre in her idle time.
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