Immunization and Immunization schedule in India

Let’s learn about the Immunization process in India

Immunization helps protect the body from certain diseases using vaccines.

Large scale immunization is carried by the government to control such diseases.

Immunization is increasing the body's immunity or making it resistant to a specific germ or infection by .

Let us know about the Large scale Immunization

Large scale immunization is carried out by the government.

The Indian government conducts nationwide immunization drives against certain diseases as per age groups.

Let us see Immunization against DTP

3 doses at intervals of 4-6 weeks (age 3-12 months) and a booster dose (age 18-24 months).

Let us see Immunization against Polio.

Given orally, the first dose is at the age of 3-12 months with 3 doses at intervals of 4-6 weeks.

A booster dose is also given at the age of 18-24 months.

Let us see the Immunization against BCG

Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (TB) vaccine is given at the age of 3-12 months.

Let see the Immunization against Measles.

Protection against Measles is given once at the age of 9-15 months.

Let us see Immunization against DT

Booster dose for Diphtheria and Tetanus is given at the age of 5-6 years.

Let us see the Immunization against Typhoid

Typhoid vaccines are given at 5-6 years of age.

There are two doses at an interval of 1-2 months.

Typhoid and Tetanus booster doses are given at the age of 10 and 16 years.

Let us see the Immunization at the time of Pregnancy

Immunization during pregnancy keeps mother and baby healthy.

If the mother is immunized, a booster dose of tetanus is given, 4 weeks before the due date.

If she is not immunized, then one dose is given between 16-24 weeks and the other during 24-32 weeks of pregnancy.

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Immunization is done to build resistance against certain diseases.

Vaccines containing a weakened or dead form of disease-causing germs are given.

Indian government carries out immunization drives and has scheduled vaccination as per age.

Vaccination is given for Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Measles among others.

Immunization is mainly done in childhood and during pregnancy.

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