Universal Immunization Programme – Age wise baby vaccination chart , baby vaccination schedule

baby vaccination chart

Vaccination is very very important for all the babies. They play a very important role in babies development and protect the child from a lot of illness. Lets try to understand what is Universal Immunization Programme of Govt of India and what is Age wise baby vaccination chart , baby vaccination schedule.

Baby Vaccination Schedule – Why is it needed?

A child our body’s immune system is not that well developed. The role of immune system to fight back disease causing germs. Hence vaccination helps the body in a way that the body starts developing immunity against those germs.

So vaccination of child is very important. The Vaccination Schedule table is given below which you can refer to.

What is Universal Immunization Programme ( UIP ) ?

Immunization Programme is one of the most important methods for protection of children from life threatening deseases.

Under the Universal Immunization Programme, Government of India provides vaccination to prevent seven vaccine preventable diseases. These are : Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, severe form of Childhood Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B, Hiaemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and Diarrhea.

It is one of the key schemes under key areas under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) 

UIP is one of the largest immunization programme in the world and a major public health intervention in the country.

Baby Vaccination Schedule table – Baby vaccination chart

Below is the immunization schedule table under UIP ( Universal Immunization Programme ) . Source for below table: National Health Mission

Baby Vaccination chart which is generally followed is as below. You should always check with your doctor on these. These vaccines are anyway given only after doctor has written for it. Under UIP these vaccines are avaiable in all govt hospitals.

Vaccine  When to give  Dose  Route Site
BCG  At birth or as early as possible till one year of age  0.1ml  (0.05ml until 1 month of age)  Intra -dermal Left Upper Arm
Hepatitis B Birth dose  At birth or as early as possible within 24 hours  0.5 ml  Intramuscular Anterolateral side of mid thigh-LEFT
OPV Birth dose  At birth or as early as possible within the first 15 days  2 drops  Oral
OPV 1,2 & 3   At 6 weeks, 10 weeks & 14 weeks  2 drops  Oral
IPV (inactivated Polio Vaccine)  14 weeks  0.5 ml  Intramuscular Anterolateral side of mid thigh-RIGHT
Pentavelant  1,2 & 3   At 6 weeks, 10 weeks & 14 weeks  0.5 ml  Intramuscular Anterolateral side of mid thigh-LEFT
Rota Virus Vaccine  At 6 weeks, 10 weeks & 14 weeks  5 drops  Oral
Measles 1st Dose  9 completed months-12 months. (give up to 5 years if not received at 9-12 months age)  0.5 ml  Subcutaneous Right Upper Arm
Vitamin A, 1st Dose  At 9 months with measles  1 ml  (1 lakh IU)  Oral
DPT 1st  booster  16-24 months  0.5 ml  Intramuscular Anterolateral side of mid thigh-LEFT
OPV Booster  16-24 months  2 drops  Oral  
Measles 2nd  dose  16-24 Months  0.5 ml  Subcutaneous Right Upper Arm
Vitamin A  (2nd to 9th dose)  16 months with DPT/OPV booster, then, one dose every 6 month up to the age of 5 years)  2 ml  (2 lakh IU)  Oral
DPT 2nd Booster  5-6 years  0.5 ml.  Intramuscular Left Upper Arm
TT  10 years & 16 years  0.5 ml  Intramuscular Upper Arm

You can check below from India Academy Of Pediatrics website

Image Source – India Academy of Pediatrics

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