Schedule of Vaccinations and Immunisations

What is a vaccine?

A vaccine is a biological preparation that is a weak or inactive form of the particular organism (antigen) used to introduce it into the body. It triggers fake responses in the body and protects it when it's been infected by the antigen. The process of giving a vaccine is known as vaccination.

From the time a person is 6 or 7 months old until they are around 60 or 65 years old, they need some vaccines to keep them from dying from diseases. Tetanus, polio, whooping cough, influenza, meningitis, and HPV are just a few of the still-present illnesses that cause havoc and expand graveyard zones. In the past few years, everyone has learned what vaccinations are and how frequently they should be received. Mortality rates have reduced drastically. From saving the earth from a devastating pandemic to immunising a toddler, everything can be enhanced by vaccination.

As the name suggests, a vaccination chart is a chart that incorporates details concerning vaccinations. This means that you have to stick to the schedule exactly, which may be hard for some people with busy lives.

Not sure where to begin? Not to worry. Apollo will assist you and see you through your immunisation dates. Consult our top medical staff before starting a crucial schedule for your loved ones; they are the ones who understand when, where, and how to initiate this vital vaccination period. Here is a simple summary based on the National Immunization Schedule of the chart that must be followed to maintain good health.

Immunisation schedule for pregnant women

Just like craving spicy, sweet, and sour cuisine, a woman also requires a dosage of vaccine to get through the infectious phase, under which her baby may encounter any disease during pregnancy. Some important vaccines are listed below:


When to give



early pregnancy



after 4 weeks after TT-1



If received 2 TT doses in pregnancy within the last 3 years


Immunisation schedule for babies

A baby requires special attention for their schedule from the moment they are born. The following are some of the most crucial vaccines for them:


When to give


Hepatitis B birth dose

At or within 24 hours of birth



At birth or until one year of age

0.1 mL (0.05 mL until one month old)


At birth or within the first 15 days

2 drops


At 6, 10, or 14 weeks of age (and up to five years of age),

2 drops

pentavalent: 1, 2, 3.

At 6, 10, or 14 weeks of age (up to one year of age).



At 6, 10, or 14 weeks of age (up to one year of age).

5 drops


Two fractional doses at 6 and 14 weeks


The first dose of MR and JE-1

9 to 12 months


Immunisation schedule for children

Even an older child needs vaccines to live a healthy and disease-free life. The NIS base schedule is as follows:


When to give


DPT booster: 1

MR second dose

16-24 month


OPV booster

16-24 months

2 drops


16-24 months


Vitamin A (2nd–9th dose)

16–18 months, then one dose every 6 months up to age 5 years.


DPT booster: 2

5-6 years



10 and 16 years


Because everything only functions properly when it's done at the right moment, maintaining a vaccination schedule is just as crucial as actually getting the vaccine. Our experts at Apollo are always available to assess which vaccinations are suitable to take at what stage of life. Our strength is providing patients with the care and attention they need.

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1. Are vaccines safe?

Vaccines are entirely safe. They are prepared by following a series of rigorous tests and clinical trials. Scientists are still investigating whether or not vaccines pose any health risks.

2. When is the correct time to get my child vaccinated?

Vaccinations should be administered as soon as possible, according to the schedule provided by your doctors. Vaccines activate your natural immunity to protect you from disease.

3. Are there any side effects of vaccines?

Like any other medication, the vaccine may cause mild side effects such as low-grade fever, pain, and so on, which will subside in a few days.

4. Can someone take more than one dose of a vaccine at a time?

It has been demonstrated that taking more than one dose at a time is safe, as no side effects were observed during the experiment.

5. How long does vaccination provide immunity?

The duration of immunity varies depending on the disease and the vaccine. Vaccine boosters are advised for specific vaccines and age groups.

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