Immunization

Jan 18, 2009

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE FOR ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN

2 months of age- DTP, OPV

  • can be initiated as early as 2 weeks in ares od high epidemicity or during epidemics

4months of age- DTP, OPV
  • 2 months interval desired for OPV to avoid interference from previous dose

6 months of age DTP (OPV)
  • OPV is optional may b given in areas with increase risk of polio virus exposure

15 months of age Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)
  • MMR preffered to individual vaccines, tuberculin testing may be done

18 months of age DTP, OPV

24 months of age HBPV

4-6 years DTP, OPV


14-16 years tetenus toxoid


DTP- Diphtheria and tetanus toxoid with pertussis vaccine

OPV- oral poliovirus vaccine contains attenuated poliovirus type1,2, and 3

MMR- live measles, mumps, and rubellaviruses in a conbined vaccine

Haemophilusl b polysaccharide vaccine

Td -adult tetenus toxoid ( full dose) and dephtheria toxoid (reduceed dose in combination

For all products used, consult manufacture's package insert for instructions for storage, handling and administration. Biologics prepared by different manufacturers may vary, and those of the same manufacturer may change from time to time

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