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Immunisation Services

Immunisation boosts the body defences to fight infection. It helps us lead healthier lives with less recourse to curative medicine. To be effective against childhood disease it is best carried out at specified times. Below is a list of the recommended immunisations available at The Mater Hospital.

Recommended Immunization schedule

AGE ANTIGEN DISEASE PREVENTED
Birth BCG, OPV, HEP. B Tuberculosis, polio, Hepatitis B.
6 weeks DPT, HIB, HEP. B, OPV, IPV.PNEUMOCOCCALROTA VIRUS Diphtheria, Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease. Rotavirus Disease.
10 weeks DPT, HIB, HEP. B, OPV, IPV,PNEUMOCOCCALROTA VIRUS Diphtheria, Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease. Rotavirus Disease.
14 weeks DPT, HIB, HEP. B, OPV, IPV, PNEUMOCOCCAL.Rota virus Diphtheria, Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Polio, Pneumococcal disease. Rota virus Disease.
6 months FLU I, VITAMIN A. Influenza, Vitamin A deficiency
7 months FLU II Influenza
9 Months MEASLES, YELLOW FEVER Measles, Yellow fever
10months MENINGOCOCCAL I Meningitis
I year HEP. A I, VITAMIN A, CHICKEN POX I Vitamin A Deficiency, Hepatitis A, Chicken pox
1 year, 1 Month MENINGOCOCCAL II Meningitis
1 Year 2 Months CHICKEN POX II Chicken pox
1yr 3 months MMR, PNEUMOCOCCAL BOOSTER Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pneumonia
1yr 6 months BOOSTER DPT,HIB, IPV, POLIO, VITAMIN A, HEP A BOOSTER Diphtheria, Meningitis, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Vitamin A deficiency, Hepatitis A
2 years VITAMIN A, MENINGOCOCCAL,TYPHOID,PNEUMOCOCCAL Vitamin A deficiency, Meningitis, Typhoid, Pneumonia
5 years BOOSTERS: DPT, POLIO, TYPHOID, VITAMIN A,PNEUMONIA,MENINGITIS Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Typhoid Fever, Vitamin A deficiency, Pneumonia, Meningitis.