Immunization Schedule in India


According to the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), it is important to follow the complete immunization schedule to help prevent major illnesses and health risks in your baby.

Here is a list of all the vaccines your baby should be given from birth till age 12.

At birth:

BCG, OPV 0, Hep-B 1These will be given at the hospital before discharge.

6 weeks:

DTwP 1, IPV 1, Hep-B 2, Hib 1, Rotavirus 1, PCV 1This contains the DTaP, Polio and Rotavirus immunization.

Check with your baby’s paediatrician about when to avoid the DTaP vaccine. If your baby has already completed the primary schedule with accellular pertussis (aP) vaccines.

10 weeks:

DTwP 2, IPV 2, Hib 2, Rotavirus 2, PCV 2 – If you are giving RV 1, the first dose should be at 10 weeks.

14 weeks:

DTwP 3, IPV 3, Hib 3, Rotavirus 3, PCV 3If you are giving RV 2, only 2 doses are recommended. In case you give RV 1, the second dose should be at 14 weeks.

6 months:

OPV 1, Hep-B 3The 3rd and 4th dose of HepB vaccine should not be given before 24 weeks. There should be a gap of at least 16 weeks after administering the first dose.

9 months:

OPV 2, MMR-1This is the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Do not give this before 9 months, and no need to give a separate measles vaccine, as it is already combined in the MMR. The second dose is given at age 2.

9-12 months:

Typhoid Conjugate VaccineThere are 2 types of Typhoid Conjugate vaccine available in the Indian market known as Typbar-TCV® and PedaTyph® and any one can be given. This should be given at a gap of 4 weeks from the MMR.

12 months:

Hep-A 1

15 months:

MMR 2, Varicella 1, PCV boosterThe MMR second dose can be given 4 to 8 weeks after the first.

16 to 18 months:

DTwP B1/DTaP B1, IPV B1, Hib B1

18 months:

Hep-A 2

2 years:

Booster of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

4 to 6 years:

DTwP B2/DTaP B2, OPV 3, Varicella 2, MMR 3

10 to 12 years:

Tdap/Td, HPV

Children with a high risk of infection are also advised the following as per the IAP:

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


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