National Immunization Schedule of Nepal

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National Immunization Schedule of Nepal as of National Immunization Programme (NIP) is the priority 1 (P1) program of Nepal. Launched as “Expanded Program on Immunization” in 2034 BS, the national Immunization program has met several milestones during the past decades, including reduction of under 5 mortality goal (MDG 4).  Currently, 11 antigens are provided through the national immunization program.  Nepal is polio-free since 2010 and has switched to bOPV from tOPV since April 17 2016 (Baisakh 5 2073). Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination status has been sustained since 2005.

National Immunization Schedule Chart

National Immunization schedule

The goal of the National Immunization Program: To reduce child mortality, morbidity and disability associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.


S.N. Name of Vaccine Work for disease When to give vaccine
1 Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Tuberculosis At birth (1 Dose)
2 DPT-HepB-HiB Diphtheria 6, 10, 14 weeks
Hepatitis B and
Haemophilus influenzae type b
3 Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Polio 6, 10, 14 weeks
4 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) Pneumococcal diseases (meninges, ear and chest infections) 6, 10 weeks and 9 months
5 Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) Polio 14 weeks
6 Measles – Rubella (MR) Measles and Rubella (German measles) 9 and 15  months
7 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Japanese Encephalitis 12 months
8 Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) (For expecting mother) Tetanus and Diphtheria 2 doses 1 month apart during Pregnancy
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