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EPI Vaccinations

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) vaccines are provided by the Government of Bangladesh. We at the hospital also maintain the cold chain and delivery of the vaccines.

 

Opening hours

The EPI vaccination service is open seven days a week, 8:30am – 5:00pm (including national holidays) at the icddr,b Dhaka Hospital. Please note that icddr,b Travellers' Clinic vaccination services and schedule are different than the EPI vaccination schedule.

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The following EPI vaccines are available for age group 0-2 years.

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The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. The vaccine should be given just after birth, but if not given the as early as possible (usually at 6th week of the child’s age).



Pentavalent is used to immunize patients from the following :

Diphtheria- a bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin.

Pertusis-also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

Hepatitis B- is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause jaundice as well as acute and chronic disease.

Haemophilus influenza B- life-threatening infection that can lead to serious illness, especially in children. Symptoms include severe headache, stiff neck, convulsions or seizures, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, loss of consciousness or difficulty with breathing.

Tetanus- is a serious illness that causes convulsions (seizures) and severe muscle spasms that can be strong enough to cause bone fractures of the spine.

The vaccine should be given at 6th, 10th and 14th week of the child’s age.

Poliomyelitis- often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. In about 0.5% of cases there is muscle weakness resulting in an inability to move.

The vaccine should be given at 6th, 10th and 14th week of the child’s age



IPV also protects against Poliomyelitis. This additional injection form of the vaccine against poliomyelitis ensure better protection against the diseases

The vaccine should be given at 14th week of the child’s age.



PCV vaccine is used to combat Pneumococcal polysaccharide, which is recognised as a major cause of pneumonia. The respiratory tract, sinuses, and nasal cavity are the parts of host body that are usually infected

The vaccine should be given at 6th, 10th and 18th week of the child’s age.



This vaccine is used to eliminate both:

Measles - a highly contagious viral infection that is spread through the air from person to person.

Measles lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person and can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.

Rubella- Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Rubella is spread by contact with an infected person, through coughing and sneezing.

The vaccine should be given at the completion of 9 and 15 months the child.



Tetanus toxoid- also known as Tetanus vaccine, is used to prevent tetanus. Tetanus is a serious illness that causes convulsions (seizures) and severe muscle spasms that can be strong enough to cause bone fractures of the spine


If you are looking for other vaccinations provided by icddr,b Travellers' Clinic instead, click here.

 

Our Objectives

  • To ensure vaccines are available to all people, especially the poor and vulnerable in an effective way
  • To provide efficient and effective vaccination service for patient care
  • To ensure every patient is treated with dignity and respect
  • To sustain a cutting program for the quality products of its vaccination services

Contact Information

icddr,b Dhaka Hospital, 68, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Phone: (+8802) 982 7001-10 ext 2339

Fax: (+8802) 982 7062