Newborn Vaccination in India

Labour and Childbirth

A baby inside the womb is safe from infections due to the mother’s immunity and prenatal vaccinations administered to her. When the baby is born, necessary vaccinations will protect him/her from various infectious diseases and offers good health. In India, there are various vaccines available for the newborns to be administered based on the prescribed dosage at the mentioned time period. There is a vaccination chart available for newborns to immunize their body from multiple diseases, which is given below:


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, 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 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

The vaccines such as DTaP, IPV and HIB can also be administered as a single vaccine. It is necessary to give the above mentioned vaccines based on your doctor’s guidance as they may differ from time to time.

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