How many vaccines are included in Epi?

How many vaccines are included in Epi?

The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was established in 1976 to ensure that infants/children and mothers have access to routinely recommended infant/childhood vaccines. Six vaccine-preventable diseases were initially included in the EPI: tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles.

What is EPI chart?

Epi charts are used to showcase onset of illness associated with an outbreak. Epi charts are best when focused on a single illness, presented as a data series, across a set period of time. If the data series has significant gaps between outbreaks then it’s recommended that it’s split into two charts.

What is meant by EPI schedule?

Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) aims to vaccinate children aged 0-15 months against ten Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) and pregnant women.

WHO recommended vaccination schedule?

6 Weeks. OPV-1, Pentavalent-1, Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV)-1, Fractional dose of. Inactivated Polio Vaccine (fIPV)-1, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine.

  • 10 weeks. OPV-2, Pentavalent-2, RVV-2.
  • 14 weeks. OPV-3, Pentavalent-3, fIPV-2, RVV-3, PCV-2*
  • 10 years. Tetanus & adult Diphtheria (Td)
  • 16 years. Td.
  • What are the vaccines included in EPI schedule?

    Table 1: EPI immunization schedule of Bangladesh for children 0 – 1 year of age

    Vaccine Disease Interval between doses
    BCG Tuberculosis
    Pentavalent Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza B 4 Weeks
    PCV Pneumococcal Pneumonia 4 Weeks
    OPV Poliomyelitis 4 Weeks

    What is EPI schedule in Pakistan?

    The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) was launched in Pakistan in 1978 to protect children by immunizing them against childhood tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and measles….Table 1. Pakistan’s EPI vaccination schedule.

    Disease Poliomyelitis
    Causative agent Virus
    Vaccine OPV
    Doses 4

    What is EPI Pakistan?

    The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Pakistan protects against eight vaccine-preventable diseases and immunizes children below 23 months of age. Currently, the EPI is managed and implemented at the provincial level with coordination provided by the Ministry of inter provincial coordination.

    What is a normal vaccination schedule?

    18 Months to 18 Years

    Vaccines 18 mos 4-6 yrs
    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) 2nd dose
    Varicella (VAR) 2nd dose
    Hepatitis A (HepA) ← 2-dose series, See notes→
    Tetanus, diphtheria, & acellular pertussis (Tdap: ≥7 yrs)

    At what age is BCG vaccine given?

    It is recommended that new borns receive the BCG vaccine as soon as they are discharged from the hospital. If for some reason, they miss the BCG vaccination, they can be given the BCG injection anytime up to 5 years of age. It is essential to follow this BCG vaccine schedule to prevent tuberculosis.

    Can BCG vaccine be given twice?

    The vaccine is usually given one time. It may be given twice in some cases.

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