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:

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24 comments

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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..

  3. 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

  4. 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 "

  5. 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.

  6. 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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