Child Vaccination Schedule

Child Vaccination Schedule

It is very important for every child to get vaccinated to stay safe from diseases. These vaccinations if taken on time can prevent most of the diseases which are fatal in nature.

It is highly recommended to follow the timeliness of getting your kids vaccinated. Here is a table which gives a detailed information about at what age, what immunization or vaccination has to be given.

This schedule is recommended by Indian Academy of Peadiatrics(IAP). However, there are few vaccinations which are given under the table for special cases. Please take the advise of your doctor/physician to understand them better.

Age CompletedVaccinesComments
Birth BCG
Hepatitis-B: Administer Hep-B vaccine to all newborns before hospital discharge
6 Weeks DTwP 1/DTaP 1
Hep-B 2
Hib 1
Rotavirus 1
  • All doses of IPV may be replaced with OPV if former is unaffordable/unavailable
  • Additional doses of OPV on all supplementary immunization activities (SIAs)
  • Two doses IPV instead of 3 for primary series if started at 8 weeks, and 8 weeks interval between the doses
Rotavirus: 2 doses of RV-1 and 3 doses of RV-5
14 weeks DTwP 3/DTaP 3
Hib 3
Rotavirus 3
Rotavirus: Only 2 doses of RV1 are recommended at present.
6 months OPV 1
Hep-B 3
Hepatitis-B: The final (third or fourth) dose in the HepB vaccine series should be administered no earlier than age 24 weeks and at least 16 weeks after the first dose.
9 months OPV 2
12 months Hep-A 1 Hepatitis-A: For both killed and live hepatitis-A vaccines, 2 doses are recommended
15 months MMR 1
Varicella 1
PCV booster
Hepatitis-A: The risk of breakthrough varicella is lower if given 15 months onwards.
16 to 18 months DTwP B1/DTaP B1
Hib B1
The first booster (4thth dose) may be administered as early as age 12 months, provided at least 6 months have elapsed since the third dose.
18 months Hep-A 2 Hepatitis-A: For both killed and live hepatitis-A vaccines 2 doses are recommended
2 years Typhoid 1 Typhoid: Typhoid revaccination every 3 years, if Vi-polysaccharide vaccine is used.
4 ½ to 5 years DTwP B2/DTaP B2
Varicella 2
Typhoid 2
MMR: the 2nd dose can be given at anytime 4-8 weeks after the 1st dose.
Varicella: the 2nd dose can be given at anytime 3 months after the 1st dose.
10 to 12 years Tdap/Td
Tdap: is preferred to Td followed by Td every 10 years.
HPV: Only for females, 3 doses at 0, 1-2 (depending on brands) and 6 months.

IAP recommended vaccines for High-risk children (Vaccines under special circumstances):

  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
  • Cholera Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV 23)

Source: IAP