National Immunization Schedule
(Update of Annual Regional Review, Pokhara)
The National Immunization Programme (NIP) is a high priority Programme (P1) of Government of Nepal. Immunization is considered as one of the most cost effective health interventions. Immunization section under Child Health Division plan to update the immunization schedule of Nepal to Decrease the morbidity and mortality of Vaccine preventable diseases.
National immunization Program provides vaccine against 10 diseases.(Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B,Haemophilus Influenza B, Measles, Japanese Encephalitis, Rubella). Now NIP plan to includes the Vaccine against Pneumococcal in Expanded Program on Immunization.The immunization schedule will be revised. Measles- Mumps Vaccine will provide in two doses at 9 months and also in 15 months of age of child. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) will give at the 6 week, 10 week and 9 month of age. it will also include the Injectable Polio vaccine (IPV) at 14 week of Age. This New schedule was Presented in Regional Review Meeting in Pokhara.