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Updated Immunization Schedule in Nepal 2024

The National Immunization Schedule in Nepal has been designed to provide children with protection against different infectious diseases through vaccinations.

The national immunization schedule may vary slightly depending on the age group and specific risk factors. the schedule has been recently updated by the Mohp Nepal government

immunization Schedule in Nepal
Immunization schedule in Nepal -source mohp immunization department nepal

It is always important to consult with related healthcare providers for up-to-date information on the National Immunization Schedule in Nepal and ensure that every child receives all of the recommended vaccines to protect them from preventable diseases.

What are the updates on the immunization Schedule in Nepal 2024?

The National Immunization Programme (NIP) in Nepal Priority 1 (P1) by the Government of Nepal, initially launched as the Expanded Programme on Immunization in 2034 BS (1977/78) and has been implemented in all the hospitals in Nepal

Previously Nepal government has provided Eleven antigens through immunization through the national program to eligible infants, children, and mothers with more than 16000 sessions. These immunizations were targeted especially for the geographically and economically hard-to-reach and marginalized communities.

Now recently Nepal government added more immunization to the immunization schedule to control diarrhea caused by rotavirus & FIPV. 

The government of Nepal has expanded the the latest updated National Immunization schedule of Nepal (2024) has included additional antigens targeting the prevention of diarrhea caused by rotavirus and FIPV.

the following vaccines are included in the routine immunization program in Nepal

List of Vaccines for Immunization in Nepal- updated

  1. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine – given at birth
  2. Hepatitis B vaccine – usually given at birth
  3. Oral polio vaccine (OPV) – multiple doses starting at 6 weeks of age
  4. Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP) vaccine – multiple doses starting at 6 weeks of age
  5. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine – multiple doses starting at 6 weeks of age
  6. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – multiple doses starting at 6 weeks of age
  7. Rotavirus vaccine – multiple doses starting at 6 weeks of age
  8. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine – given at 9 months of age
  9. Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine – given at 15 months of age
  10. Tetanus Toxoid (TT) vaccine for pregnant women
  11. rotavirus and FIPV for diarrhea

    List of National Immunization Schedule 2024 in table

    S. No.VaccineAgeRouteDiseases
    1.BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin)At birth (1 dose)IntradermalTuberculosis
    2.Pentavalent Vaccine (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Hemophilus influenza B)6, 10 and 14 weeks (3 doses)IntramuscularDiphtheria, pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus Influenza B
    3.OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)6, 10 and 14 weeks (3 doses)OralPolio
    4.PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)6, 10 weeks and 9 months (3 doses)IntramuscularPneumococcal diseases (Meninges, ear and chest infections)
    5.Rotavirus vaccine6, 10 weeks (2 doses)OralRotavirus diarrhea
    5.IPV (Fractional Injectable polio vaccine)Child under 1 year (14 weeks and 9 months, 2 doses)
    Child under 5 years (Missed dose): 2 doses should be separated by 8 weeks
    Polio
    6.MR (Measles – Rubella)9 and 15 months (2 doses)SubcutaneousMeasles and Rubella
    7.JE (Japanese Encephalitis)12 months (1 dose)SubcutaneousJapanese Encephalitis
    8Typhoid Vaccine15 months (1 dose)Enteric
    National Immunization Schedule Nepal

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