SOUTH AFRICAN VACCINATION SCHEDULE

EPI SCHEDULE

OPV-Merieux(0)

BCG

OPV-Merieux (1)

Rotarix (1) 

Prevnar (1) 

Hexaxim (1) 

 Hexaxim (2)

 

 

Rotarix (2)

Prevnar (2)

Hexaxim (3)

Measbio (1)

Prevnar (3)

Measbio (2) 

 

Hexaxim  (4)

Diftavax

Cervarix (1)

Second dose 6 months later :

Cervarix (2)

 

Diftavax

AGE

Birth

6 weeks

10 weeks

 

14 weeks

 

 

6 months

9 months

12 months

18 months

6 years

9 years

12 years

AGE

Birth

6-8

weeks

10-12

weeks

14 -16

weeks

 

6 months

9 months

12 months

18 months

5-6 years

9 years

12 years

PRIVATE SCHEDULE

OPV-Merieux (0)

BCG

OPV-Merieux (1)

Rotarix (1) or Rotateq(1)

Prevnar (1) / Synflorix (1)

Hexaxim (1) / Infanrix hexa (1)

Rotateq (2)

Synflorix (2)

Hexaxim (2) / Infanrix hexa (2)

Rotarix (2) / Rotateq (3)

Prevnar (2) / Synflorix (3)

Hexaxim (3) / Infanrix hexa (3)

Measbio (1)

Influvac / Vaxigrip

(one month after measles)

Prevnar (3) /Synflorix (4) 

Menactra (1)

Priorix (1) / Omzyta (1) 

Avaxim (1) / Havrix Jnr (1)

Onvara / Varilrix (1)

Menactra (2)

Hexaxim (4) / Infanrix hexa (4)

Avaxim (2) / Havrix Jnr (2)

TetraximBoostrix tetra

Priorix (2) / Omzyta (2)

Varilrix (2

Cervarix (1) / Gardasil (1)

Second dose 6 months later :

Cervarix (2) / Gardasil (2)

Adacel QuadraBoostrix tetra

(0) = Birth dose which doesn’t count as part of primary series

(1) = First dose in a series

(2) = Second dose in a series

(3) = Third dose in a series

(4) = Fourth dose - a booster

This is an inroduction to the vaccines offered at the 6 week visit, all parents have the right to make an informed decision and the only way to do so is to have a thorough understanding of the products that are to be injected.

There are 3 vaccines given at the 6 week check up;

1- The 6 in 1 DTaP/IPV/HIB/Hep B (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular petussis, inactivated polio, heamophillus influenza B, hepatitis b)

2- The pneumococcal

3- The rotavirus

1- DTaP/IPV/HIB/Hep B

Hexaxim and Infanrix hexa are the two 6 in 1 vaccines currently offered at this age. Both contain aluminium adjuvants which is of great concern. Aluminium adjuvants have not undergone satisfactory safety studies and there are many scientists that are speaking out. 

Prevnar and Synflorix

Rotarix and Rotateq

The 6 week shots - a breakdown