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Immunization Schedule in India : (IAP Updated Schedule)

Immunizations are critical to protect babies and children from various illnesses. Here is some basic information on Indian immunizations and schedules, that Indian parents can learn from. Ultimately, your paediatrician is the right resource for you to discuss immunizations for your child.

Here is a typical immunization schedule recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
This schedule was last updated in August 2008 by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Our timetable below reflects that update.


Changes made in August 2008:

1. The Tetanus vaccine was changed from Td to Tdap, thus adding more pertussis protection
2. HPV vaccine has been added to protect girls/women against a common cause of cervical cancer
3. Rotavirus vaccine has been added to the list
4. IPV has been added to the list

vaccination

IMPORTANT:

1. NO VACCINE IS 100 % EFFECTIVE; PLEASE CHECK THE EFFICACY OF INDIVDUAL VACCINES BEFORE IMMUNIZATION.
2. MINOR UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS ARE NO CONTRAINDICATIONS OF IMMUNIZATIONS.
3. TWO LIVE VACCINES SHOULD BE GIVEN EITHER SIMULTANEOUSLY AT DIFFERENT SITE AT THE SAME SITTING OR AT LEAST ONE MONTH  APART.
4. VACCINATION SCHEDULES DIFFER IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS.
5. PULSE POLIO VACCINATIONS / OTHER IMMUNIZATIONS ON NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION DAYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ROUTINE VACCINATIONS AND SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AS PER THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.
6. FOLLOW POST VACCINATION INSTRUCTIONS AS ADVISED, AND REPORT ADVERSE REACTIONS IF ANY, IMMEDIATELY.