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Vaccination Chart for Infants and Children

The Government of India recommends the following schedule for vaccinations:

Age Vaccine
Birth BCG
6 weeks Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT)
10 weeks OPV, DPT
14 weeks OPV, DPT
9 - 12 months Measles
15 - 18 months OPV, DPT
4 - 5 years DT, Typhoid
10 - 16 years Tetanus, Typhoid

The schedule recommended by the Government of India has fully incorporated the recommendations of the EPI schedule given by the World Health Organisation.

The following table shows the possible adverse reactions for each vaccine:

Vaccine Type Adverse Reactions
BCG live attenuated axillary adenitis (swelling in the armpits)
OPV live attenuated none
DPT killed fever, excessive crying, encephalopathy, seizures
Measles live attenuated fever, rash
MMR live attenuated fever, rash, arthralgia (pain in the joints)
DT killed fever
TT* killed fever
Hepatitis B recombinant pain, erythema


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