Note: BCG immunization shall be given to all school entrants both in private and publicschool regardless of the presence or absence of BCG scar.
DoseNumberof DoseMinimumIntervalBetweenDosesSite Route Reasons
1. BCG1. BCGBirth oranytime afterbirth1Rightupperdeltoidregionof armIDBCG given atthe earliestpossible ageprotectsagainst thepossibility of infection fromotherfamilymembers2. DPT6 weeks34 weeksUpperouterportionof thighIMAn early startwith DPTreduces thechance of severepertussis3. OPV6 weeks34 weeksmouthOralThe extent of protectionagainst poliois increasedthe earlierOPV is given4.Hepatitis B6 weeks34 weeksUpperouterportionof thighIMAn early startof Hepa Breduces thechance of beinginfected andbecoming acarrier5.Measles9 months1Upperouterportionof armsSQAt least 80%of measlescan beprevented byimmunizationat this age.