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BVI IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

Birth – 4 weeks                             BCG (tuberculosis)

2 months                                       DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
                                                      Hib (haemophilus influenza type B)
                                                      OPV (oral polio vaccine)
                                                      Hep B (hepatitis B)

4 months                                       DTP, Hib, OPV, Hep B

6 months                                       DTP, Hib, OPV, Hep B

12 months                                     MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)

18 months                                     1st booster – DTP, OPV

3-5 years                                       2nd booster –DTP, OPV
                                                      MMR
Ten years after
i.e. 13-15 years                             3rd booster – DTP,OPV

*Tetanus boosters may be required in the case of dirty, contaminated wounds or bites if the last dose was more than 5 years ago.

Please notify the school office if your child has received an immunization and is in school. Staff can then be notified in order to observe for some of the more common side effects such as fever, irritability and soreness at the injection site.

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