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Vaccination Chart For Children In India
#AgeVaccine Details
1BIRTH

1. BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Tuberculosis.
    - Important Info: It causes slight swelling at the injected site. Do not apply any medicine on the swollen area.

2. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given for FREE in Govt. Hospitals upto the age of 5 yrs on Pulse Immunization Day.

3. Hepatitis B (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus.
    - Important Info: Essential within 12 hours of birth to prevent transmission from mother.

4. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Cervical Cancer & other genital cancers.
    - Important Info: Only for girls.

26 WEEKS
1. DPT (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: 
Diphtheria (upper respiratory illness), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) & Tetanus.
    - Important Info: There may be mild fever, pain & swelling at the injected site.

2. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given for FREE in Govt Hospitals upto the age of 5 yrs on Pulse Immunization Day.

3. HiB (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Menangitis, which affect membranes surrounding the brain & the spinal cord.
    - Important Info: 
There might be slight redness, swelling or pain at the injected site.

4. Pneumococcal (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcous Pneumonia bacteria.
    - Important Info: 
Prevenar was the first vaccine against Pneumococcal disease in India.
 
5. Hepatitis B (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus.
    - Important Info: 
Essential within 12 hours of birth to prevent transmission from mother.
310 WEEKS

1. DPT (Mandatory)
    - Prevents:
 
Diphtheria (upper respiratory illness), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) & Tetanus.
    - Important Info: 
There may be mild fever, pain & swelling at the injected site. 

2. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: 
Given FREE in Government Hospitals upto age of 5 years on every Pulse Immunization Day.  
 
3. Hepatitis B (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus. 
    - Important Info: 
Essential within 12 hours of birth to prevent transmission from mother.

4. Pneumococcal (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcous Pneumonia bacteria.
    - Important Info: 
Prevenar was the first vaccine against Pneumococcal disease in India.   

5. HiB (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Menangitis, which affect membranes surrounding the brain & the spinal cord.
    - Important Info: There might be slight redness, swelling or pain at the injected spot.

6. IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) (Optional)
    -  Prevents: Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given in the form of injection.

414 WEEKS

1. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given for FREE in Govt Hospitals upto the age of 5 yrs on Pulse Immunization Day.

2. DPT (Mandatory)
    - Prevents:
 Diphtheria (upper respiratory illness), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) & Tetanus.
    - Important Info: There may be mild fever, pain & swelling at the injected site.
 

3. Hepatitis B (Optional)
    - Prevents: Liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus. 
    - Important Info: Essential within 12 hours of birth to prevent transmission from mother.

4. Pneumococcal (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcous Pneumonia bacteria.
    - Important Info: Prevenar was the first vaccine against Pneumococcal disease in India. 

5. Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Menangitis, which affect membranes surrounding the brain & the spinal cord.
    - Important Info: There might be slight redness, swelling or pain at the injected site. 

6. IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given in the form of injection.

56 MONTHS

1. Rotavirus (Optional)
    - Prevents: Rotavirus infection, which causes severe Diarrhoea among infants.
    - Important Info: First dose is given before the age of 6 months & second dose at a gap of 1 month.

2. Influenza (Optional)
    - Prevents: Influenza virus which causes infection of the respiratory system.
    - Important Info: The most common vaccine is Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (TIV).

3. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) (Optional)
    - Prevents: Cervical Cancer & other genital cancers.
    - 
Important Info: Only for girls.

69 MONTHS

1. Measles (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Measles, which causes infection of the respiratory system.
    - Important Info: Highly contagious disease. Hence its very important to get the vaccination done on time.

712 MONTHS

1. Varicella (Optional)
    - Prevents: Chickenpox.
    - Important Info: Varicella is the primary vaccine for Chickenpox.

815 MONTHS

1. MMR (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
    - Important Info: There might be slight fever, joint pain or stiffness after the vaccination.

2. Pneumococcal Booster (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcous Pneumonia bacteria.
    - Important Info: Prevenar was the first vaccine against Pneumococcal disease in India. 

3. IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given in the form of injection.

918 MONTHS

1. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) Booster (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: 
Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given for FREE in Govt Hospitals upto the age of 5 yrs on Pulse Immunization Day.

2. DPT Booster (Mandatory)
    - Prevents:
 Diphtheria (upper respiratory illness), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) & Tetanus.
    - Important Info: There may be mild fever, pain & swelling at the injection site.

3. HiB (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) Booster (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Menangitis, which affect membranes surrounding the brain & the spinal cord.
    - Important Info: There might be slight redness, swelling or pain at the injected site. 

4. Hepatitis A (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Liver infection caused by HAV (Hepatitis A virus).
    - Important Info: 
Since Hepatitis A is common in young children India, it is advisable to get the vaccination done.

102 YEARS

1. Typhoid (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Typhoid, a fever caused by Typhoid bacillus.
    - Important Info: There are 2 types of Typhoid vaccines- Inactivated Vaccine (Shot) & Weakened Vaccine. 

2. Hepatitis A (Optional)
    - Prevents: 
Liver infection caused by HAV (Hepatitis A virus).
    - Important Info: Since Hepatitis A is common in young children India, it is advisable to get the vaccination done.

114 YEARS

1. MMR (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
    - Important Info: There might be slight fever, joint pain or stiffness after the vaccination.

125 YEARS

1. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) Booster (Mandatory)
    - Prevents: Poliomyelitis (Polio), which damages nervous system, causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
    - Important Info: Given for FREE in Govt Hospitals upto the age of 5 yrs on Pulse Immunization Day.

2. DPT Booster (Mandatory)
    - Prevents:
 Diphtheria (upper respiratory illness), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) & Tetanus.
    - Important Info: There may be mild fever, pain & swelling at the injected site. 










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