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Immunization Schedule

Minimum Numbe Minimum


Age at r Interval
Vaccine Site Route Reasons
1st of Between
Dose Dose Doses
ID BCG given at
the earliest
possible age
1. BCG Right
protects
Birth or upper
against the
1. BCG any 1 deltoid
possibility of
time after region
infection from
birth of arm
other
family
members
IM An early start
Upper with DPT
outer reduces the
2. DPT 6 weeks 3 4 weeks
portion chance of
of thigh severe
pertussis
Oral The extent of
protection
against polio
6 weeks 3 4 weeks mouth
3. OPV is increased
the earlier
OPV is given
IM An early start
of Hepa B
Upper reduces the
4. outer chance of
6 weeks 3 4 weeks
Hepatiti portion being
sB of thigh infected and
becoming a
carrier
SQ At least 80%
Upper of measles
5. outer can be
9 months 1
Measles portion prevented by
of arms immunization
at this age.

Note: BCG immunization shall be given to all school entrants both in private and public
school regardless of the presence or absence of BCG scar.
Tetanus Toxoid Immunization Schedule for
Women

Minimum Age Percent Duration of


Vaccine
Interval Protected Protection
As early as
TT1 possible during 80%
pregnancy
Infants born to the
mother
will be protected
At least 4 weeks from neonatal
TT2 80%
later tetanus
Gives 3 years
protection for
the mother
will be protected
from neonatal
At least 6 tetanus
TT3 90%
months later Gives 5 years
protection for
the mother
Infants born to the
mother
will be protected
At least 1 year from neonatal
TT4 99%
later tetanus
Gives 10 years
protection
for the mother
Gives lifetime
protection for
the mother
At least 1 year
TT5 99% All infants born to
later
that
mother will be
protected
Note: If the woman received DPT in infancy 3 or 3 doses of DPT during infancy, this
should
be considered as TT1 and TT2. Succeeding doses will be TT3 and so forth.