Immunization Schedule 2018

Recommended Immunization Schedule, as per current Universal Immunization Program (UIP) by Govt. OF India and Indian Academy of Paediatrics revised schedule 2018 (IAP), on the guidelines of WHO.

*Mandatory vaccines: Vaccines to be administered compulsorily to each child in the country.

Recommended Vaccines: Available Vaccines, recommended by IAP for preventing various diseases, administered on the basis of individual’s demographics, environmental conditions and medical history.

W – Weeks, M – Months, Y – Years


*BCG VaccineDose 1        
*Hepatitis B VaccineDose 1Dose 2  Dose 3    
*OPVDose 0Dose 1 Dose 2 Dose 3
*IPV Dose 1Dose 2Dose 3    Dose 4
*DTP (DTwP / DTaP) Vaccine Dose 1Dose 2Dose 3   Dose 4Dose 5
*Hib Vaccine Dose 1 Dose 2Dose 3    Dose 4
Pneumococcal Vaccine Dose 1Dose 2Dose 3   Dose 4 
*Rotavirus Vaccine Dose 1Dose 2Dose 3     
Influenza Virus Vaccine    Dose 1Dose 2    
*MMR Vaccine     Dose 1Dose 2Dose 3
Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine      Dose 1 Dose 2
Hepatitis A Vaccine     Dose 1  Dose 2
Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine      Dose 1 Dose 2
*Tdap Vaccine        Dose 1
HPV        Dose 1Dose 2



Routine Oral Drops

Routine Injectable Dose

Booster Injectable Dose


NOTE: Immune response is best achieved if  Immunization is carried out as per schedule without any lapses.

Routine Dose

(Should be given as per schedule)

Catch-up Dose

(Can be given if the doses as per schedule are missed)

  • At birth or at 6 weeks of age
  • Up to  5 years
Hepatitis B*
  • 1st dose of monovalent Hep B at Birth, followed by 2nd dose at 6 weeks and 3rd dose at 6 months of age (2nd and 3rd dose can be monovalent/pentavalent)
  • Alternatively, 3 primary doses of pentavalent vaccine, including Hep B at 6, 10 and 14 weeks after birth dose
  • If a birth dose is missed, monovalent Hep B before 4 weeks of age
  • Next dose after 1 month, followed by a third dose after 6 months of first dose (0, 1, 6 month schedule)
  • OPV 0 is given at birth, followed by OPV1 at 6 months, OPV2 at 9 months and OPV3 at 4-6 years of age
  • OPV can be given for all the primary doses in cases where IPV is not possible
  • Additional doses of OPV on all pulse polio days for children till 5 years of age
  • 3 Primary doses at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age
  • If IPV is not possible for all the primary doses, give at least one dose of IPV along with OPV primary dose at 14 weeks
  • Booster dose of IPV at 12-18 months of age if primary doses of IPV are given
  • 2 doses at 2 months gap followed by a booster dose at 6 month gap after the previous dose
DTP (DTwP or DTaP)*
  • 3 primary doses at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks of age
  • First booster at 16-24 months of age, followed by a second booster at  4-6 yrs of age
  • Missed primary doses can be completed till 1 year of age
  • The 1st Booster dose can be given up to 4 years
  • 2nd Booster dose can be given before 7 years of age
  • 3 doses of Hib or Hib conjugate vaccine at  6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks of age
  • Booster dose at age 12 -18 months
  • For age < 12 months; 2 doses at 4 weeks interval, with a booster at age 12-18 months
  • For child 12-15 months; 1 dose only followed by a booster dose after at least 4 weeks
  • Above 15 months; single dose
  • No catch up above 5 years of age
Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)
  • 3 primary doses at 6 weeks,10 weeks and 14 weeks of age
  • Booster dose at 15 months of age
  • For infants of age 6-12 months, 2 doses can be given at 4 week gap followed by 1 booster dose.
  • For children of age 12-23 months, 2 doses can be given at 8 week gap.
  • For children of age 2 – 5 years, single dose can be given
  • 3 primary doses at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks of age
  • Missed doses can be given before 8 months of age at a minimum gap of 4 weeks
  • No catch-up after 8 months
  • 2 doses starting at 6 months of age at 4 week gap for the first time vaccination
  • Single dose every year for age group 1-9 years
  • 2 doses can be given at 4 week gap at any time for children less than 1 year
  • 1 dose of MMR vaccine  at a minimum age of 9 months (270 completed days) through 12 months of age
  • The 2nd dose at 15 months through 18 months of age  or at anytime 4-8 weeks after the 1st dose
  • 3rd dose should be given at 4-6 years of age
    (According to IAP revised Schedule 2016-17)
  •  All school children and adolescents who did not have natural infection or received the vaccine earlier should be immunized with 2 doses of MMR at minimum 4 weeks interval
  • Monovalent measles/measles containing vaccine can be administered to infants aged 6 through 8 months during measles outbreaks. However, this dose should not be counted.
Typhoid Vi PS Conjugate
  • Primary dose at 9-12 months (an interval of minimum 4 weeks should be maintained with the MMR1 dose while following the schedule).
  • Booster dose at 2 years of age with either Typhoid conjugate (Typbar-TCV®) or Typhoid polysaccharide
  • Booster doses every 3 years if Typhoid polysaccharide vaccine is used
  • No further boosters are required if Typhoid Vi PS Conjugate is used
  • Doses can be given till 18 years of age
Hepatitis A
  •  Only one dose of Hep A live attenuated vaccine staring at 12 months through 23 months of age
  • First dose of Hep A killed vaccine starting at 12 months through 23 months of age
  • 2nd dose of Hep A killed vaccines at 18 months of age or at minimum interval of 6 months from 1st dose. Gap is flexible anytime between 6-18 months
  • 2 doses for killed vaccine can be administered at minimum 6 months gap to unvaccinated persons
  • Only single dose of live attenuated H2-strain need to be given to unvaccinated persons
  • Hepatitis A vaccine can be given till 18 years of age
  • First dose at 12 – 15 months
  • Second dose at 4 – 6 years
  • For children aged 7-12 years, 2 doses can be given at a minimum gap of 3 months
  • For persons aged 13 years and older, 2 doses can be given at a minimum gap of 4 weeks
  • 1 single dose at age of 11 years-12 years
  • Can be given up to 18 years
  • Tdap can be given to 7-10 year old kids who are not fully immunized against pertussis
  •  Only 2 doses of either of the two HPV vaccines (HPV2/HPV4) for girls aged 9-14 years. The minimum interval between the two doses should be atleast 6 months
  • 3 doses are recommended for girls aged 15 years and older. 2nd dose is given 1 to 2 months after the 1stdose and the 3rd dose 6 months after the 1stdose (at least 24 weeks after the first dose). Either HPV4 (0, 2, 6 months) or HPV2 (0, 1, 6 months) is recommended in 3-dose schedule
  • Vaccination can be done till 26 years of age, maintaining the minimum intervals between the doses

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