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Immunization Schedule

Immunization or vaccination schedule is a series of vaccinations, including the timing of all doses, which may be either recommended or compulsory, depending on the country of residence.

The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Check the schedule for the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. Or create a personalized schedule that shows the recommended dates for your child.

CDC & WHO immunization schedule link-

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child.html
  2. http://www.who.int/immunization/policy/Immunization_routine_table1.pdf
  3. http://www.who.int/immunization/policy/Immunization_routine_table2.pdf
  4. http://www.who.int/immunization/policy/Immunization_routine_table3.pdf

Table 1: EPI immunization schedule of Bangladesh for children 0 - 1 year of age

Vaccine Disease No. of Dose Interval between doses Starting time of doses Route of Administration
BCG Tuberculosis 1 - After birth/ If not possible with Penta 1 Intra dermal
Pentavalent Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza B 3 4 Weeks 6 weeks of age IM
PCV Pneumococcal Pneumonia 3 4 Weeks 6 weeks of age IM
OPV Poliomyelitis 4 (additional 0 dose at birth) 4 Weeks 6 weeks of age Oral
MR Measles Rubella 1 - After completion of 9 months Subcutaneous
Measles Measles 1 - After completion of 15 months Subcutaneous

Table 2: EPI immunization schedule of Bangladesh for women of child bearing age (15-49 years)

Vaccine Disease No. of Dose Starting time of doses Route of Administration
MR Measles & Rubella 1 At 15 years with the 1st dose of TT Subcutaneous
TT (Tetanus toxoid) Tetanus 5 TT-1: At 15 years IM
TT-2: 28 days after TT-1 IM
TT-3: 6 months after TT-2 IM
TT-4: 1 year after TT-3 IM
TT-5: 1 year after TT-4 IM