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Immunization Immunization Schedule

Immunization Schedule

National Immunization Schedule for EPI Vaccines – Sri Lanka

Approved at the National Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases on 03rd June 2011

Age Vaccine Remarks
DURING FIRST YEAR OF LIFE (INFANCY)
0-4 weeks BCG

Before leaving hospital, preferably within 24 hours of birth.

If a scar is not present 2nd dose could be offered after 6months, up to 5 years.

On completion of
2nd Month OPV & Pentavalent (DTP-HepB-Hib) (1st dose) For a defaulter or for an un-immunized child minimum of 6-8 weeks gap between doses is adequate
4th Month OPV & Pentavalent (DTP-HepB-Hib) (2nd dose) Preferably 6-8 weeks after 1st dose
6th Month OPV & Pentavalent (DTP-HepB-Hib) (3rd dose) Preferably 6-8 weeks after 2nd dose
9th Month A dose of Live JE Vaccine On completion of 9 months
IN SECOND YEAR OF LIFE
At 12 months MMR (1st Dose)
On completion of 1st year
At 18 months OPV & DTP (4th dose)
On completion of 18th month
PRE SCHOOL GOING AGE
At 3 years MMR (2nd Dose) On completion of 3rd year
SCHOOL GOING AGE
At 5 years OPV & DT (5th dose) On completion of 5th year
In School
At 12 years aTd (adult Tetanus diphtheria) On completion of 12th year
PREGNANT WOMEN
A. 1st Dose Tetanus Toxoid During 1st pregnancy, after 12 weeks of POA
B. 2nd Dose Tetanus Toxoid During 1st pregnancy,6-8 weeks after the 1st dose
C. 3rd Dose Tetanus Toxoid During 2nd pregnancy, after 12 weeks of POA
D. 4th Dose Tetanus Toxoid During 3rd pregnancy, after 12 weeks of POA
E. 5th Dose Tetanus Toxoid During 4th pregnancy, after 12 weeks of POA
F. One booster dose of Tetanus Toxoid (TTb) Tetanus Toxoid During 1st pregnancy with a written evidence of previously being immunized with 6 doses of Tetanus Toxoid as per National EPI schedule (3 doses of DPT in infancy + DPT at 18 months + DT at 5 years + aTd at 12 years) during childhood and adolescent and a gap of 10 years or more after the last Tetanus Toxoid containing Immunization.
G. Tetanus Toxoid immunization not indicated
  1. Mothers who have received 5 doses of Tetanus Toxoid during previous pregnancies are protected and do not need further Tetanus Toxoid immunization for the present pregnancy.
  2. Mothers who have received 6 doses of Tetanus Toxoid according to the National EPI schedule during childhood and adolescence and if the gap between the last Tetanus Toxoid containing immunization and the present pregnancy is less than 10 years, are protected and do not need further Tetanus Toxoid immunization for the present pregnancy.
  3. Mothers who have received 6 doses of Tetanus Toxoid according to the National EPI schedule during childhood and adolescence and have received at least 1 booster dose of Tetanus Toxoid during pregnancy or due to trauma within last 10 years, are protected and do not need further Tetanus Toxoid immunization for the present pregnancy.
FEMALES IN THE CHILD-BEARING AGE GROUP
15-44 years Rubella containing vaccine (MMR) One dose of MMR vaccine should be given to all females between 15 and 44 years of age, who have not been immunized with rubella containing vaccines earlier.
For further enquiries, please contact:
The Epidemiologist, Epidemiological Unit.
231, de Saram Place, Colombo 10
Tel. 2695112, 2681548
Fax: 2696583,E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     OR
Director (Maternal and Child Health),
Family Health Bureau,
231, de Saram Place, Colombo 10
Tel.: 2696677

 

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