National Immunisation Schedules


Different countries and regions may be affected by different diseases. In some cases, countries may also be affected by a different strain of the same disease. Thus , the National Immunisation Schedule may differ from one country to the next. Each country will design and implement their National Immunisation Program(NIP) based on the World Health Organisation(WHO) Expanded Programme on Immunisation(EPI) and guidelines.

 

If you like to know more about the mandatory vaccines in the NIPs of the countries we are present in, please select from below.

MALAYSIA
Age Vaccine
Birth Baccillus Calmette- Guerin (BCG), 1st dose: Hepatitis B (HepB)
1 month 2nd dose: Hepatitis B
2 months 1st dose: Diptheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (DTaP), Haemophilus influenza b (Hib), Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
3 months 2nd dose: DTaP, Hib, IPV
5 months 3rd Dose: DTP, Hib, IPV
6 months 3rd dose: Hepatitis B, Measles (Sabah Only)
10 months 1st dose: Japanese Encephalitis (JE) (Sarawak Only)
12 months 1st dose: Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR), 2nd dose: Japanese Encephalitis (Sarawak Only)
18 months 4th dose: DTP, Hib, IPV, 3rd dose: JE (Sarawak Only)
4 years old 4th dose: JE ( Sarawak Only)
7 years old BCG (option only if no scar found), Diphtheria, Tetanus (DT booster), 2nd dose of MMR
13 years old Human papillomavirus (HPV) with 3 doses within 6 months
15 years old Tetanus (TT)

Ministry of Health Malaysia 2016

IRAN

Table 1. Current national immunization program of Iran (Sep 2012)

Vaccine Schedule
BCG birth
OPV Birth; 2,4,6,18 mo and 6 y
HepB Birth;2 and 6 mo; specified high risk groups
DTwP 2,4,6,18 mos and 6 y
MMR 12 and 18 mo
MenAC Military Personnel
Rubella Women of child- bearing age with negative test for rubella
Td Repeated every 10 y- for military and pregnant women
Varicella Parts of country (high-risk groups)
Influenza Specified high- risk groups

 

Ref: Moradi-Lakeh M., & Esteghamati A. (2013). National Immunization Program in Iran. Whys and why nots, Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 9(1), pp. 112-114.

KUWAIT

Schedule of Essential Vaccination by Age, State of Kuwait. 2008

Age of Vaccination Vaccine Type Route of Administration
Pregnant mother –          2 doses of tetanus Toxoid in 5th & 7th month of 1st Pregnancy (0.5ml)

–          One dose for TT for each next pregnancy (0.5ml)

–          I.M in deltoid muscle
2nd day of child birth –          1st Dose of Hepatitis B (HBV) –          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh
End of 2nd month of age –          1st Dose of IPV (SALK) (0.5ml)

–          1st Dose of Pentavalent (DPT Hib HBV) (0.5ml)

–          1st Dose of Pneumococcal (PCV13)(0.5ml)

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of other thigh

End of 3rd month –          BCG vaccine –          Intradermal in the Upper lateral part of left arm
End of 4th month of age –          1st dose of OPV (Type 1,2,3)

–          2nd Dose of Pentavalent

–          2nd Dose of Pneumococcal

–          2 drops Oral Sabin

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of other thigh

End of 6th month of age –          2nd ose of OPV (Type 1,2,3)

–          3rd Dose of Pentavalent

–          3rd Dose of Pneumococcal

 

–          -2 drops Oral Sabin

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of other thigh

1st year of age –          MMR Vaccine (0.5ml)

–          3rd Dose of OPV (type 1,2, 3)

–          S.C in the arm

–          2 drops Oral Sabin

18th month of age –          4th Dose of OPV (type 1,2,3)

–          Booster Dose of Pentavalent

–          Booster Dose of MMR (0.5ml)

–          2 drops Oral Sabin

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of thigh

–          I.M Upper middle or mid anterior of other thigh

2 year old –          Meningococcal meningitis (ACWY)

–          Booster Dose of DPT (0.5ml)

–          S.C in the arm (0.5ml)

–          I.M in deltoid muscle

3.5 years old –          Booster Dose of OPV (Type 1,2,3)

–          – Booster Dose of DPT (0.5ml)

–          2 drops Oral Sabin

–          I.M

10-12 years old –          Booster Dose of MMR (Females)

–          – Td (Tetanus+ Diphtheria) (0.5ml)

–          S.C in the arm

–          I.M in deltoid muscle

16-18 years old –          Td (Tetanus+ Diphtheria) ( 0.5ml) –          I.M in deltoid muscle

(According to Ministerial Circular No 75/2008)

BAHRAIN

Kingdom of Bahrain

Recommended Immunisation Schedule

AGE Vaccine Dose
Children
At Birth BCG for newborns born to parents originally from endemic countries Single Dose
Hepatitis B for newborns Birth Dose
2 months DaPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus), Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) + Inactivated Polio ( as Hexavalent) 1st Dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV) 1st Dose
Rota vaccine (oral) 1st Dose
4 months DaPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus), Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) + Inactivated Polio ( as Hexavalent) 2nd Dose
Polio Vaccine (Oral Polio Vaccine) 2nd Dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV) 2nd Dose
Rota vaccine (oral) 2nd Dose
6 months DPT, Hepatitis B, Hib (Pentavalent) 3rd Dose
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 3rd Dose
Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV) 3rd Dose
12 months MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 1st Dose
Varicella 1st Dose
15 months Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV) Booster
Hepatitis A 1st Dose
18 months MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2nd Dose
DPT, Hib (tetravalent) or Pentavalent according to availability Booster
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 1st Booster
2 years Meningococcal Conjugate (ACYW) Single Dose
Hepatitis A 2nd Dose
3 years Varicella 2nd Dose
4-5 years DTaP-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Inactivated Polio) 2nd Booster
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 2nd Booster
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) if no document of 2 valid doses of MMR vaccination previously. 2nd Dose
Adolescents
12 years Hepatitis A as catch up for Hep A unvaccinated 1st Dose
13 years (routinely given by Ministry of Health to all year * pupils at St Christopher’s School) Tdap* (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Booster
Hepatitis A as a catch up for Hep A unvaccinated 2nd Dose

 

Ref: Bahrain MOH (2017) Available at: https://www.moh.gov.bh/HealthInfo/Immunizations?lang=en (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

National Immunisation Program

Age Vaccine Birth 2 Mos 4 Mos 6 Mos 12 Mos 18 Mos 5-6 Years
BCG BCG
Diphtheria, Pertusis, Tetanus Dtap Dtap Dtap Dtap DPT
Haemophilus Influenza Type b Hib Hib Hib Hib
Hep. B HBV HBV HBV HBV
Polio IPV OPV OPV OPV OPV
Pneumococcal PCV PCV PCV PCV
Measles, Mumps, Rubella MMR MMR
Varicella Varicella Varicella

Combined Dose                                      Single Dose

Ref: Health Authority (Dubai) (n.d.) Available at: https://www.dha.gov.ae/Documents/HRD/Immunization%20Guidelines.pdf (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

OMAN

Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control

Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health

 

Immunization Schedule- w.e.f. January 2012

Age of vaccination Schedule
At birth BCG

HBV

2 months Penta- 1 (HBV, DTP, Hib)

PCV- 1

9 weeks IPV
4 months Penta-2 (HBV, DTP, Hib)

OPV-1

PCV-2

6 months PENTA-3 (HBV,DTP, Hib)
OPV-2
9 months Vitamin A 100,00 IU
12 months MMR-1,

Vericella

13 months PCV Booster
18 months MMR-2
DTP Booster
OPV Booster
Vitamin A 200,00 IU

 

Oman MOH (2012). Immunization Schedule. Available at: http://www.nitag-resource.org/uploads/media/default/0001/01/b9284bf7d0baa927711c7b0a30af8f5d3d7e537d.jpeg (Accessed: 2017).

QATAR

Immunization Schedule in the State of Qatar- 2016

Age Birth 2 months 4 months 6 months 12 months 15 months 18 months 2 years 4-6 years 13-16 years
Vaccine
BCG BCG
HEPATITIS B Hepatitis B
PENTA Penta
HEXA Hexa 1 Hexa 2
TETRA Tetra
DTAP DTaP Booster
TDAP Tdap
ROTAVIRUS Rota 1 Rota 2
OPV OPV 1 OPV 2 OPV (Booster) OPV (Booster)
PVC 13 PCV 1 PCV 2 PCV 3 PCV (Booster)
MMR MMR1 MMR 2
VARICELLA Vericella 1
HEPATITIS A Hep A 1 Hep A 2
INFLUENZA Influenza
MENINGOCOCCAL ACYW 135 Meningococcal

MOH Qatar (2016). Available at: https://www.moph.gov.qa/app/media/4052 (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

SINGAPORE

National Childhood Immunisation Schedule, Singapore

Vaccination against Birth 1 month 3 months 4 months 5 months 6 months 12 months 15 months 18 months 6-7 years 10-11 years
Tuberculosis BCG
Hepatitis B HepB (D1) HepB (D2) HepB (D3)#
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis DTaP

(D1)

DTaP

(D2)

DTaP

(D3)

DTaP

(B1)

Tdap (B2)
Poliovirus IPV (D1) IPV (D2) IPV (D3) IPV (B1) OPV (B2)
Haemophilus influenza type b Hib (D1) Hib (D2) Hib (D3) Hib (B1)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella MMR (D1) MMR (D2)#
Pneumococcal Disease PCV

(D1)

PCV

(D2)

PCV (B1)
Human Papilomavirus Recommended for females 9 to 26 years: three doses are required at interval of 0,2,6 months

 

Ref: Singapore MOH (2013). National Childhood Immunisation Schedule, Singapore. Available at: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Influenza/NCIS%201%20June%202013.pdf (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

INDONESIA

Table 2: Immunization schedule, 2015

Vaccine Age of Administration
HepB 0 to 7 days of birth
BCG 1 month
OPV 1 month, 2months, 3 months, 4 months
DTP-Hib- HepB 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 18 months
Measles 9 months, 24 months
DT 6-7 years
Td 7-8 years, 8-9 years
TT

Vitamin A

Females 15 to 39

6- 59 months

 

Ref: WHO (2016). Indonesia. Expanded Immunisation Fact Sheet: Immunization Schedule, 2015. Available at: http://www.searo.who.int/entity/immunization/data/indonesia.pdf (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

BANGLADESH

Table 2: Immunization schedule, 2015

Vaccine Age of administration
BCG At birth
DTP- Hib- HepB 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks
OPV 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks, 38 weeks
PCV 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 18 weeks
IPV 14 weeks
MR 38 weeks, 15 months
Measles 15 months
TT Females 15-49 (5 doses with an interval of +1 month, +6 months, +1 year and +1 year with preceding dose)

 

Ref: WHO (2016). Bangladesh. Expanded Immunisation Fact Sheet: Immunization Schedule, 2015. Available at: http://www.searo.who.int/entity/immunization/data/bangladesh.pdf  (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

MYANMAR
Vaccine Age
BCG Birth- 2 months
DTwP- Hib- HepB 2,4,6 months
IPV 4 months
MR 9 months
Measles 18 months
OPV 2, 4, 6 months
TT 1st contact pregnancy, +4weeks

Myanmar immunization schedule (WHO, 2016)

THAILAND

Table 2: Immunization schedule, 2015

Vaccine Age of Administration
BCG At birth
HepB At birth, 1 month (new- born from HepB carrier mother)
DTP- HepB 2 months, 4 months, 6 months
OPV 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 1.5 years, 4 years
MMR 9 months, 2.5 years
DTP 1.5 years, 4 years
Td School children in grade VI (12 years) and pregnant women at 1st contact, +1 month, +6 month (depending on vaccination history)
JE_ Inactd 1 years (2 doses 4 week apart), 2.5 years
JE_LiveAtd 1 years, 2.5 years (sub-national)

 

Ref: WHO (2016). Thailand. Expanded Immunisation Fact Sheet: Immunization Schedule, 2015. Available at: http://www.searo.who.int/entity/immunization/data/thailand.pdf (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

VIETNAM
Vaccine Age
BCG birth
Cholera 2 doses at 2-5 years of age*
DTwP 18 months
DTwP-Hib-HepB 2, 3, 4 months
HepB- Pediatric Birth
JapEnc 12 month; + 2 weeks; 2 years
MR 18 months
Measles 9, 18 months
OPV 2,3,4 months
TT Pregnant women,+1, +6 months: +1 year
Typhoid 3 years*

*In specific geographical areas

Vietnam immunization schedule (WHO, 2016)

CAMBODIA

The current immunization schedule for Cambodia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) includes BCG, DPT- HepB- Hin, TT, monovalent HepB, OPV, measles and Japanese Encephalitis ( live attenuated vaccine). GAVI supports the funding for IPV, JEV, Measles, Measles- Rubella, Penta, Pneumo and Tetra DTP_ HepB vaccines in Cambodia.

 

Vaccine Age of Administration Comments
BCG Birth
DPT- HepB- Hib 6wk, 10wk, 14wk Pentavalent vaccine introduced in 2010.
TT First contact pregnancy, +M1, +M6, +Y1, +Y1. A total of five doses are being recommended for CBAW.
Monovalent HepB At birth A policy of within 24 hours is promoted in line with recommendation of WHO, though

Provided upto 7 days of age if the infant cannot be contacted within 24

hours of birth

Polio (OPV) 6wk, 10wk, 14wk
Measles 9-11 months A second opportunity to measles vaccination is provided through periodically scheduled campaigns, and a routine 2nd dose is planned from 2012.
Japanese Encephalitis (live attenuated vaccine) 12 months, +1 year Planned from 2010 in three provinces, provided resources can be mobilized and vaccine can be procured given lack of WHO prequalification as of now

 

 

Ref: Cambodia MOH (2011). CAMBODIA National Immunization Program Strategic Plan 2008 – 2015. Available at: https://www.medbox.org/countries/cambodia-national-immunization-program-strategic-plan-2008-2015/preview? (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

PHILIPPINES
Vaccine Age
BCG Birth
DTwP- Hib- HepB 6, 10, 14 weeks
HPV 1st contact, +6months*
HepB- Pediatric Birth
IPV 14 weeks
MMR 12 months
MR 6 years
Measles 9 months
OPV 6, 10, 14 weeks
PCV 6, 10, 14 weeks*
Rotavirus 6-15, 32 weeks*
TT 1st contact during 1st trimester, +1 month
Td 6,10 years

*In specific geographical areas

Philippine national immunization schedule (WHO, 2016)

PAKISTAN

Vaccinations for childhood TB, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, HepB, Hib pneumonia and meningitis, pneumonia and meningitis due to s. pneumoniae, and measles are included in Pakistan’s expanded program on immunization (EPI). GAVI supports the funding for HepB mono, IPV, Measles SIA, Penta, Pneumo and Tetra DTP-HepB vaccines.

 

Immunization schedule for infants:

Age Vaccine
At Birth BCG, OPVO
6 weeks Pentavalent 1, OPV1
10 weeks Pentavalent 2, OPV2
14 weeks Pentavalent 3, OPV3
9 months Measles 1
At 2nd year of life Measles 2

 

Immunization schedule for pregnant women and women of childbearing age (15-49 years):

 

Dose When to give Expected duration of protection
TT1 At first contact or as early as possible during pregnancy None
TT2 At least 4 weeks after TT1 1-3 years
TT3 At least 6 months after TT2 5 years
TT4 At least 1 year after TT3 10 years
TT5 At least 1 year after TT4 Throughout the childbearing age

 

Ref: Pakistan MNHSR&C (Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (n.d.). Available at: http://epi.gov.pk/?page_id=139 (Accessed: 29 Nov 2017).

SAUDI ARABIA
Age Vaccine
At Birth BCG, Hep B
2 months IPV, DTaP, Hepatities B, Hib, PCV13, Rota
4 months IPV, DTaP, Hepatities B, Hib, PCV13, Rota
6 months OPV, IPV, DTaP, Hepatities B, Hib, PCV13
9 months Measles and Meningococcal Conjugate Quadrivalent (MCV4)
12 months OPV, MMR, PCV13, Meningococcal Conjugate Quadrivalent (MCV4)
18 months OPV, DTaP, Hib, MMR, Varicella, Hepatities A
24 months Hepatities A
Primary school OPV, DTap, MMR, Varicella