Hey parents, baby vaccination is an important schedule recommended worldwide for protection against known diseases. I have made a chart of immunization schedule which I followed for my baby (and plan to follow). I have listed the name of vaccination and its price along with the baby’s age at which it is recommended.

I got a vaccination card from the hospital and it has mentioned all the important vaccinations’ schedule. If you have not got one then you can either get it from your baby’s doctor or check out the schedule at the end of the page (it is from CDC US).

AgeVaccinePrice
BirthBCG
OPV
Hepatitis B (1st)
BCG - Rs.60
OPV - Rs.230
Hepatitis B - Rs.175
6 weeks/ 2 MonthsOPV/IPV (1st)
Hepatitis B (2nd)
DTwP/DTaP (1st)
Rotavirus (1st)
HiB (1st)
PCV (1st)
IPV - Rs.700
Hepatitis B - Rs.175
DTaP - Rs.800
DTwP - Rs.50
DPT + HiB - Rs.600
Rotavirus - Rs.1500
PREVANAR-13 (PCV) - Rs.3800
Synflorix (PCV) - Rs.1800
10 weeks/ 4 MonthsOPV/IPV (2nd)
DTwP/DTaP (2nd)
HiB (2nd)
PCV (2nd)
Rotavirus (2nd)
IPV - Rs.700
DTwP + HiB - Rs.600
DTaP - Rs.800
DTwP - Rs.50
Rotavirus - Rs.1500
PREVANAR-13 (PCV) - Rs.3800
Synflorix (PCV) - Rs.1800
DPT + HIB (EASY FOUR) - Rs.575
DPT + HiB + HepB (PENTAVAC) - Rs.550
DTaP + HIB + IPV (PENTAXIM) - Rs.2495
14 weeks/ 6 MonthsOPV/IPV (3rd)
Hepatitis B (3rd)
HiB (3rd)
DTwP/DTaP (3rd)
PCV (3rd)
Rotavirus (3rd)
IPV - Rs.700
Hepatitis B - Rs.175
DTwP + HiB - Rs.600
Rotavirus - Rs.1500
PREVANAR-13 (PCV) - Rs.3800
Synflorix (PCV) - Rs.1800
DPT + HIB (EASY FOUR) - Rs.575
DTwP + HiB + HepB (PENTAVAC) - Rs.550
DTaP + HIB + IPV (PENTAXIM) - Rs.2495
9 MonthsMMR (1st)MMR - Rs.500
12 MonthsHepatitis A (1st)Hepatitis A - Rs.1400
15 MonthsMMR (2nd)
Varicella (Chickenpox)
PCV (Booster)
MMR - Rs.500
Varicella - Rs.1900
PREVANAR-13 (PCV) - Rs.3800
Synflorix (PCV) - Rs.1800
18 MonthsDTwP/DTaP (1st Booster)
OPV/IPV (1st Booster)
Hepatitis A (2nd)
DTaP - Rs.800
DTwP - Rs.50
IPV - Rs.700
Hepatitis A - Rs.1400
24 MonthsTyphoidTyphoid - Rs.300
2 Years and then 3 YearsTyphoid Booster
Typhoid Booster
Typhoid - Rs.300
5 YearsDTwP/DTaP (2nd Booster)
OPV/IPV (2nd Booster)
MMR (Booster)
Varicella (Chickenpox) (Booster)
DTaP - Rs.800
DTwP - Rs.50
IPV - Rs.700
MMR - Rs.500
Varicella - Rs.1900
10 YearsTd/TdapTdap - Rs.1100

NOTE:

  • This information is just for reference purpose, so please consult your baby’s doctor for the actual vaccination schedule.
  • The vaccine price vary with vaccine brand. Also, almost all doctors have set their own price for each vaccination but they are in close price range. Please ask the doctor vaccine’s brand name after the vaccination so that he understands that you know about the vaccine cost structure and does not try to fool you.
  • Doctor might or might not charge extra as consultation charges.
  • Two Pneumococcal Vaccine options were told to us – PREVENAR-13 (Rs.3800) and Synflorix (Rs.1800). Developed countries use only PREVENAR-13. Prevnar 13 protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria and Synflorix protects against 10 types. There is no clinical data available to prove which of the two is better in terms of efficacy. If you are on budget then some paediatricians also recommend 3 shots of Synflorix and the PCV booster shot of PREVENAR-13.
  • The prices in the vaccination chart are for the year 2017

Other vaccines recommended are:

FLU – Influenza vaccine against influenza virus infections – 2 doses after 6 months of age at 1 month interval, then yearly. It costs around Rs.800 per dose.

Men A – It is a vaccine against meningococcal infections and is recommended in immune compromised children or when there is disease outbreak in community ; single dose above age of one year.

Others, if required – Cholera vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccines

Glossary:

IPV = Injectable Polio Vaccine
OPV = Oral polio Vaccine (oral polio drops, also given in “Pulse Polio Programme” in India )
BCG – Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine against tuberculosis.
DPT/DTaP = Diphtheria, Pertusis, Tetanus Vaccine
HiB = Hemophilus Influenza B Vaccine
HepA = Hepatitis A
HepB = Hepatitis B
MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine
PCV = Pneumococcal Vaccine
Varicella = Chicken Pox

Combination vaccines are available for DPT + Hepatitis B (quadrivalent vaccine) and DPT + Hepatitis B + Hib vaccine (pentavalent vaccine). These can be used to decrease the number of pricks being given to the baby and to decrease the number of clinic visits.

Painless Vs Painful DPT vaccine  – DPT(or DTP) vaccine is available as DTwP (pertussis whole cell form) and DTaP (pertussis acellular form). The DTaP vaccine has fewer side effects(fever, pain, inflammation) but is also considered little less effective and is costly. But please note that the old DTwP is already replaced with DTaP in all the developed countries and is safe to use. We used DTwP as DTaP was not available in the market, and I think DTwP is good enough, no need of DTaP.

Q: What is the difference between DTwP, DTaP and Tdap?

A: DTP(or DPT) vaccine is a combination of three inactivated bacterial vaccines: diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. There are many different forms and combinations of these vaccines licensed for use in the United States. Some versions of the vaccine are only appropriate for adults and adolescents (Tdap, Td and TT). Various versions of the vaccine for infants and young children include DTwP (whole cell pertussis), which is no longer used in the developed countries; DTaP (acellular pertussis) which is currently used for babies in developed countries; and DT (diphtheria, tetanus).

 

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