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.
- PCV – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
- iPV – Injectable Polio vaccine
- MR – Mealsles and Rubella vaccine
The New Immunization Schedule of Nepal: