How many vaccine do newborns get in Nepal?

In Nepal, altogether 7 types of vaccine are given to a child against 11 different diseases.Vaccines included in the national vaccination programme are free of charge. They are administered at District Hospitals, Primary Healthcare Centers and Health Posts and Female community Health Volunteers during campaigns.The Government of Nepal is preparing to replace Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) by Fractional-Dose Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (fIPV) very soon.The 2 fractional doses will be given intradermally at 6 and 14 weeks.simillary, The Government is also adding one more vaccine to control diarrhea cause by rotavirus. Rotavirus vaccine is administered by mouth at 6 and 10 weeks.

National Immunization Programme (NIP) is a program of Nepal. Launched as “Expanded Program on Immunization” in 2034 BS with a goal to reduce child mortality, morbidity, and disability associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.
Table. Vaccination programme for children

S.N. Name of Vaccines Disease prevented by vaccine Recommended age
1 Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Tuberculosis (क्षयरोग) At birth
2 DPT-HepB-HiB Diphtheria (भ्यागुते रोग) 6, 10, 14 weeks
Pertussis (लहरे खोकी)
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 (चेचक) and Rubella (German measles) 9 and 15 months
7 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Japanese Encephalitis 12 months

Note: National Immunization Programme (NIP) also included 2 doses of Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) vaccine for Tetanus (धनुषटंकार) and Diphtheria (भ्यागुते रोग) for expecting mother.