Vaccination Chart

Knowing when your baby needs vaccinations and what the jabs actually are can be a little confusing… So we’ve compiled this handy vaccination chart so that you can have all the info in one place.

 

 
Age
 
What it is
 
What it means
 
 
Where it’s given
Birth BCG vaccine Bacilli Calmete-Guerin: anti-tuberculosis Under the skin on the right upper arm
  TOPV Trivalent oral polio vaccine: anti-polio Drops in the mouth
6 weeks TOPV Trivalent oral polio vaccine: anti-polio Drops in the mouth
  RV Rotavirus vaccine: anti-gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) Liquid in the mouth
  DTP-IPV/Hib Combination vaccine: anti-diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), inactivated polio, haemophilus influenzae type B Into the muscle of the left thigh
  Hepatitis B Anti-hepatitis B vaccine Into the muscle of the right thigh (alternatively, the Hepatitis B vaccine can be given as part of the 6 in 1 vaccine)
  PCV13 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (anti-pneumonia, middle-ear infection and bacterial meningitis) Into the muscle of the right thigh
10 weeks DTP-IPV/Hib Combination vaccine Into the muscle of the left thigh
  Hepatitis B Anti-hepatitis B vaccine Into the muscle of the right thigh
14 weeks RV Rotavirus vaccine Liquid in the mouth
  DTP-IPV/Hib Combination vaccine Into the muscle of the left thigh
  Hepatitis B Anti-hepatitis B vaccine Into the muscle of the right thigh
  PCV13 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine Into the muscle of the right thigh
9 months Measles Anti-measles Into the muscle of the left thigh
  PCV13 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine Into the muscle of the right thigh
18 months DTP-IPV/Hib Combination vaccine Into the muscle of the left arm
  Measles Anti-measles Into the muscle of the right arm (only needed if MMR not given)
5 years MMR Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine Into the thigh or upper arm
6 years Td Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine Into the muscle of the left arm
9-12 years HPV Vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus, responsible for many cases of cervical cancer. Into the muscle of the upper arm. Requires 3 doses within 6 months.
12 years Td Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine Into the muscle of the left arm
 
 
Did you know? The South African Department of Health’s vaccination schedule is in line with the World Health Organisation’s Expanded Programme of Immunisation recommendations.
 
Extra vaccinations available in private:
Chickenpox Vaccine: from 12 months
Hepatitis A vaccine: from 12 months, 2 doses at least a month apart
Extra dose of PCV13 after 12 months
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): from 15 months onwards 

This chart has been checked by Dr Claudia Gray, Paediatrician. A member of the BabyGroup Medical Council.

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