child vaccination chart in India

Vaccines help protect children and adolescents from serious and fatal diseases. The table below outlines vaccines recommended by the government and doctors to protect children and populations from outbreaks.

vaccination chart for babies in India

 Name of vaccine Diseases Prevention
 BCG  Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease, most often attacks the lungs, but in infants and young children, it affects other organs like the brain.
  Hep B Hepatitis B Hepatitis B virus causes liver infection. The infected infant often shows no symptoms for decades. It can develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer later in life.
 Polio Poliovirus Polio is a virus that paralyzes 1 in 200 people who get infected. There is no cure for polio once the paralysis sets in – only treatment to alleviate the symptoms. now India is a polio-free country.
 DPTDiphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus.  Diphtheria infects the throat and tonsils, making it hard for children to breathe and swallow. Severe cases can cause heart, kidney, and/or nerve damage.
Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing spells that can last for weeks. In some cases, it can lead to trouble breathing, pneumonia, and death.
Tetanus causes very painful muscle contractions. It can cause children’s neck and jaw muscles to lock (lockjaw), making it hard for them to open their mouths, swallow (breastfeed) or breathe.
 Hib   Hib is a bacterium that causes pneumonia, meningitis, and other severe infections usually in children under 5 years old.
Pneumococcal diseases such as meningitis and pneumonia to mild. but more common infections like sinusitis and ear infections.
Pneumococcal diseases are a common cause of sickness and death worldwide, especially in children under two years.
Rotavirus Rotaviruses cause severe diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and shock in children. It can lead to death if treatment, fluid replacement, is not immediately started.
 MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, white spots on the back of the mouth, and a rash. Serious cases can cause blindness, brain swelling, and death. 
Mumps can cause headache, malaise, fever, and swollen salivary glands.
Rubella infection in children and adults is usually mild, but in pregnant women, it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects.

 HPV   HPV usually has no symptoms. but can cause cervical cancer (the fourth most common cancer) in women. HPV can also cause genital warts in both men and women, as well as cancer in other parts of the body.

First vaccine for a newborn baby in India

 Vaccine   Age for vaccination                                                 Dose        Rout of vaccine Site       
 BCG        At birth ( as early as possible before 1 year of age)   0.1ml 0.05until 1month of age) Intra-dermal Left upper arm
 OPV- 0 At birth or as early as possible before first the 15 days                                                                   2 drops Oral Oral
 HEP - B At birth or as  early as possible before 24 hours                                                                        0.5 ml                 Intra-muscular                         Antero-lateral side of mid-thigh.

Vaccination at 6 weeks of age   


 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
 OPV 1 At 6 weeks 2 drops Oral Oral
 Penta At 6 weeks 0.5 ml intra-muscular anterolateral side of mid-thigh
 IPV At 6 weeks 0.1 ml Intradermal Intradermal right upper arm.

Vaccination at 10 weeks of age

 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
OPV  At 10 weeks 2 drops Oral Oral
 Pentavalent at 10 weeks 0.5 Intramuscular anterolateral side of midthigh.

Vaccination at 14 weeks

 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
 OPV At 14 weeks 2 drops Oral Oral
 IPV At 14 weeks 0.1 ml intra dermal Intra-dermal right upper arm.
 Penta at 14 weeks (given before 1 year) 0.5 ml intra-muscular anterolateral side of mid-thigh.

Vaccination at 9th months

 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
 Measles 9 the complete months - 12 months 0.5 ml subcutaneous right upper arm
 JE-1 9 complete months - 12 months 0.5 ml subcutaneous left upper arm.
vitamin A -1 at 9 the complete months with measles and rubella. 1 ml (1 lakh unit) oral oral

List for the vaccine of children

Vaccination at 16-24 months

 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
 DPT-1booster 16- 24 months 0.5 ml intramuscularanterolateral side of mid-thigh.
 OPV booster 16-24 months 2 drops oral oral
 Measles/ MR II nd 16 - 24 months 0.5 ml subcutenous right upper arm
 JE-2 16-24 months 0.5 ml subcutaneous left upper arm

Vaccination at 5 to 16 years of age

 Vaccine Age for vaccination Dose Rout Site
 DPT-2 booster 5-6 years of age 0.5 ml intramuscularupper arm
 TT 10 years 0.5 ml intramuscular upper arm
 TT booster 16 years 0.5 ml intra muscular upper arm
 vitamin A -2 16-18 months, then one dose every 6 months up to 5 years. 2 ml (2 lakh unit) oral oral

Source - UNICEF,

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