IMMUNISATION


Modern vaccines are effective and safe and at worst trigger harmless reactions such a sfever, irritability, swelling, redness or pain caused by the injection. Severe complications caused by immunisation are extremely rare and therefore not a reason to choose against immunising your child.

Your baby will receive the first immunisation, against polio and tuberculosis, in the hospital during his or her first examinations.

You will be given a Road to Health care booklet. This needs to be kept safe, as it cannot be replaced. Don't forget to take it along to all doctor visits as well as future immunisations, s that your baby's treatment can be recorded.

Expanded Programme on Immunisation

At birth
  • BCG against Tuberculosis
    Administered: Sub-cutaneous injection
  • OPV (0) Oral Polio Vaccine
    Administered: Drops, by mouth
6 Weeks
  • RV (1) Rotavirus Vaccine
    Administered: Liquid, by mouth
  • DTap-IPV//Hib (1) Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined
    Administered: Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Heb B (1) Hepatitis B Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
  • PCV7 (1) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
10 Weeks
  • DTap-IPV//Hib (2) Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined
    Administered: Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Heb B (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
14 Weeks
  • RV (2) Rotavirus Vaccine*
    Administered: Liquid, by mouth
  • DTap-IPV//Hib (3) Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined
    Administered: Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Heb B (3) Hepatitis B Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
  • PCV7 (2) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
9 Months
  • Measles Vaccine (1)
    Administered: Intramuscular, left thigh
  • PCV7 (3) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine
    Administered: Intramuscular, right thigh
18 Months
  • DTap-IPV//Hib (4) Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined
    Administered: Intramuscular, left arm
  • Measles Vaccine (2) or MMR (Mumps, measles and Rubella)
    Administered: Intramuscular, right arm
6 Years
  • TD Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of diphtheria Vaccine OR New 4-in-one Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis(*Optional)
    Administered: Intramuscular, left arm
12 Years
  • TD Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of diphtheria Vaccine MMR (Mumps, measles and Rubella * Optional)
    Administered: Intramuscular, left arm

*Rotavirus Vaccine should NOT be administered after 24 weeks.

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