Children below 2 years are most vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases. You can give some vaccines and don’t need to give others. The schedule will be the catch up schedule and not the regular one. Please note the no. of doses for each vaccine and minimum gap that should be followed.
Here is the list of vaccines can give now:
- Try to look for BCG scar on upper arms. If it is there, no need to give BCG. Otherwise, one dose of BCG can be given now.
- #Pneumococcal vaccine: For children of age 2 – 5 years, single dose can be given.
- Hib – Single dose of vaccine
- IPV (Polio Injection)- 2 doses at 2 months gap followed by a booster dose at 6 month gap after the previous dose can be given
- Hep B vaccine can be given in a 0, 1, 6 month schedule. This means that one dose can be given as soon as possible, 2nd dose can be given after 1 month and 3rd dose can be give after 6 months of the first dose
- Oral Polio Virus drops can be given on all pulse polio days till 5 years of age
- MMR vaccine- 2 doses at minimum 4 weeks interval are required
- #Typhoid vaccine-1 dose of conjugate typhoid vaccine can be given
- #Hep A vaccine – 2 doses for killed vaccine can be administered at minimum 6 months gap
- #Chickenpox vaccine- If chickenpox has not occurred to the child. First dose now, second dose at 4-6 years
- DTP vaccine- 3 primary doses can be given at 4 weeks interval starting from now. A single booster shot before 7 years of age is required.
- Rotavirus vaccine- no need to give now.
BCG, DTP, Hib, HepB, IPV, OPV, MMR vaccines are mandatory. Rest of the vaccines are optional and can be given as per your doctor’s advice.
You can see the catch up schedule of immunization chart given on Vaccinebox for your reference.