Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Immunization Schedule of Nepal 2014 - IPV, PCV and MR vaccines added

In 2014, September, the National Immunization Schedule was planned for an update with introduction of few new vaccines for prevalent diseases in Nepal. Nepal became the first nation to introduce Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) in South East Asia. IPV is recommended in addition to the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and not as it's replacement.

Added Vaccines:

  1. PCV - Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
  2. iPV - Injectable Polio vaccine
  3. MR - Mealsles and Rubella vaccine


The New Immunization Schedule of Nepal:





24 comments:

  1. Please recheck the table. Its not uptodate. Some amendments are there missing.

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  2. Very helpful article brother! Keep up the good work! Regarding the comment from @Sani above, has correction been made? It would be reassuring for reader if the comment was addressed :)

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  3. Sumesh Bhai,
    The correction has been made and the schedule is correct as per EPI.
    Thanks for the compliments.

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  4. Why has IPV been added?
    any benefit?

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    1. http://www.who.int/immunization/diseases/poliomyelitis/inactivated_polio_vaccine/en/ Here is WHO review on it.

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    2. Cos we the freakin study ��

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  5. my baby is 2 and half year old and he has not received PCV 13 and IPV as it was not recommended at the time of his vaccination.. now my pediatrician has advice me to give him PPV 23, how good is that idea?? and what do i do with the IPV vaccine, do i need to give him IPV when he is 2nhalf year and he has received all the OPV doses?? plz suggest..

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    1. I am bound by internet laws, I cannot give medical advice or prescription as such.

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    2. PCV13 is better than PPV23 for children. If she has not received PCV13 yet, you can start giving it. You can see CDC or WHO recommendations!

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  6. how many antigens in epi schedule ?

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  7. where can i get the free dose? IN ALL GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL OR WHERE...i HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR ALL TILL NOW

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    1. You can get it in TUTH, Kanti hospital, Nepal med college and many other medical college and goverment hospitals and health outlets for free

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  8. My baby is 39 months (3 years) old and last week I went for Influenza vaccine at OM Hospital.. I was suggested a list of vaccines including ROTAVIRUS vaccine for my baby. I completed all the vaccines as suggested. But few days later, when i browsed the Internet, I came to know that ROTAVIRUS should be given within 8 months of age. So I am completely disturbed. Kindly suggest what is the FACT...

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  9. Why has MMR been changed into MR only??

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    1. 1. First of all MMR was not in Immunize schedule.
      http://www.pedchrome.com/2013/08/immunization-schedule-for-children.html Old schedule.
      2. How effective is MMR vaccine?
      One dose of measles vaccine is about 93% effective at preventing measles if exposed to the virus and two doses are about 97% effective.
      So 2 dose were included as Measles is in elimination plan.
      3. Quoted from Report "The government will continue disease burden studies for other new and underused
      vaccines, which may include cholera, HPV, HepA, typhoid, mumps and meningitis
      from other causes and as well as others "

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  11. My baby is running 19 months. She has been taken all the injections from born to 15 months course. Her last does was Measles and rubella in 15th months. Now what are the vaccinations remain further? Please can i get the immunization schedule from the age of 16 months to 5 years. Waiting for your positive response.

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  12. I was looking for the site would have been better if u had included that too.... thankyou :)

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    1. This is EPI schedule and the vaccines will be available free of cost in all nearby medical colleges, government hospitals and heath centers which are approved.
      In Kathmandu, TUTH, KCH, NMCTH, KMCTH, etc all have free Immunization program under MOH facilitation

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    2. What about the free vaccinations in Pokhara? Thanks

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    3. Hi,
      Can you please advise the free vaccinations in Pokhara.
      Many thanks

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  13. Do anybody know in which health center is rotavirus vaccine given in Pokhara~?plz help

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