Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with pdf file download

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Cost of Vaccination/ Immunization in India

 

 


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For the updated 2017 cost list of Vaccines click here: Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with 2017 updated pdf file download

 

 


In India, there are number of vaccines given to a child since birth right upto the age of five years. and each vaccine has a different schedule and dosage. To complicate further every vaccine has multiple brand names which determines its market cost. There isn’t a proper site which lists out the cost according to the Immunization schedule.

Hence to ease out this nerve wracking job of calculating the cost of vaccination each time you visit a doctor, I have compiled a list of various vaccines with their brand names, cost given at each week. So do download the file and relax!!!

FOR A COLOR CODED AND SIMPLIFIED VERSION  DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE HERE: Detailed cost of vaccination in India

OR ELSE

GO THROUGH THE DETAILED COST OF VACCINES/IMMUNIZATION IN INDIA BELOW:

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Prices are as that of on July 2015, Variations may occur in the upcoming months
  2. Prices differ from one company to another, unlike in the West.
  3. Prices are only indicative, and subject to variation.
  4. The charges at a peadiatrian’s clinic may also include OPD/consultation charges, hence total cost may vary
  5. The cost also varies depending on the amount vaccine in a vial bought. Single vaccine vial will cost more, hence some of the vaccines have a range of the cost in the document.
  6. The choice of DPT combination vaccine may change the immunization schedule. To know how, first read my post: Painful versus painless vaccines – Article on different DPT combination vaccines
  7. Please also download the Recent immunization schedule by IAP -2014, which I have simplified and colour coded from this link: IMPORTANT: Indian Immunization schedule recommended by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (with 2014 modifications)
  8. Do consult your doctor thoroughly before every vaccination.
  9. Cost of booster may cost less (200 -500 Rupees) than the main vaccine

Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age)

Glossary:

  • IPV= Injectable Polio vaccine
  • OPV= Oral polio vaccine (these are oral drops, which is also given in “Pulse Polio Programme”)
  • DPT= Diphtheria + Pertusis +Tetanus vaccine (3 Diseases)
  • HiB= Hemophilus Influenza B vaccine
  • Hep B= Hepatitis B
  • MMR= Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine (3 Diseases)
  • PCV= Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Varicella= Chicken Pox


Age Vaccine Brand/Manufacturer Indian Rupees/dose*(Approximate cost)
AT BIRTH BCG Serum India Limited 10
Aventis Pastur 25
OPV – Zero Dose Panacea Laboratories 115
Halfkin Bio-Pharmaceuticals 72
Aventis Pasteur India Ltd 72
Hepatitis B Engerix Paed 249
Enivac HB Paed 100
Revac B Pead 100
6 WEEKS10 WEEKS

14 WEEKS

These below vaccine (at 6,10 & 14 weeks) can be given in combination or seperately, hence the cost will vary on the combination and brand used. Following are some available combinations in India:
1.      DPT – 12.      IPV–1

3.      HiB – 1

4.      HEPATITIS B (at  6 weeks only and not at 10 and 14 weeks)

Triple Antigen DPT 3 (GSK)11(Bio E)

16 (Serum Intl)

Tripvac DPT 11
Infanrix DPaT 699
Tripacel DPwT 750
Easy four DPT +HIB 530
Easy five DPT+HIB +HEP B 585
Ecovac DPT+ HEP B 1090
Pentavac DPT +HIB +HEPB 500
Pentaxim DTaP+HIB +IPV 1893
Imovax polio IPV 365
Erapol IPV 35
Hiberix HiB 325
Peda HIB HiB 250 – 350
5.      ROTAVIRUS -1 ROTARIX (by GSK)TWO doses are required at one month interval Rs. 1099/dose(Total cost: Rs. 2198).
ROTATEQ (by MSD)THREE doses are required at one month interval Rs. 900/ dose(Total cost Rs. 2700)
6.      PCV –1 Prevnar-13 3800
6 Months OPV – 1 Panacea Laboratories 115
Halfkin Bio-Pharmaceuticals 72
Aventis Pasteur India Ltd 72
Hepatitis B Engerix Paed 249
Enivac HB Paed 100
Revac B Pead 100
9 Months OPV – 2 Panacea Laboratories 115
Halfkin Bio-Pharmaceuticals 72
Aventis Pasteur India Ltd 72
MMR -1 Tresivac 116
Trimovax 72
Trimovax Merieux 70
Morupar 75
Priorix 499
9-12 Months Typhoid -1 Typherix 290
Typhivax 290
12 Months Hepatitis A Avaxim Paediatric (80 Unit) 915
Havrix 1099 – 1650
Biovac-A 1210
15 Months MMR-2 Tresivac 116
Trimovax 72
Trimovax Merieux 70
Morupar 75
Priorix 499
Varicella -1 Okavax 1345
Varilrix 1345
PCV – Booster Prevnar-13 3800
16- 18 months DTwP/DTaP  Booster

Hib Booster

IPV Booster

Triple Antigen DPT 3 (GSK)11(Bio E)

16 (Serum Intl)

Tripvac DPT 11
Infanrix DPaT 699
Tripacel DPwT 750
Easy four DPT +HIB 530
Pentavac DPT +HIB +HEPB 500
Pentaxim DTaP+HIB +IPV 1893
Imovax polio IPV 365
Erapol IPV 35
Hiberix HiB 325
Peda HIB HiB 250 – 350
18 months Hep A-2 Avaxim Paediatric (80 Unit) 915
Havrix 1099 – 1650
Biovac-A 1210
2 years Typhoid Booster Typherix 290
Typhivax 290
4 to 6 years DTwP/DTaP Triple Antigen DPT 3 (GSK)11(Bio E)

16 (Serum Intl)

Tripvac DPT 11
Infanrix DPaT 699
Tripacel DPwT 750
OPV (oral polio vaccine) Panacea Laboratories 115
Halfkin Bio-Pharmaceuticals 72
Aventis Pasteur India Ltd 72
Varicella Okavax 1345
Varilrix 1345
Typhoid Booster Typherix 290
Typhivax 290
10 to 12 years Tdap/Td Boostrix 769
HPV Cervarix 6000
Gardasil 8400

 

*Range of cost varies with ampoules of injection available. For example a 10 ml of ampoule will cost lesser per dose of 0.5ml when divided, than a 0.5 ml ampoule

 

FLU VACCINE

Additionally to the above mentioned IAP schedule, paediatricians also recommend an influenza vaccine which protects from Influenza Vaccine (A&B), H1N1 Vaccine (Swine Flu). The following are the brands with their cost, which are available in India:

Vaxigrip-pead 556 Rupees
Influvac 650 Rupees

 

 


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173 thoughts on “Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with pdf file download

  1. Madam, My child is 2.5 years of age. Thinking of Typhoid vaccine. Pediatrician asking for Rs. 2000 for this. Ma’am can I purchase TYPHERIX VACCINE 0.5MLGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. from Medidart and inject by a family practitioner. Please Guide.

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    • Hi, no doubt the cost of typhoid vaccine is lesser than mentioned by your doctor. What you are suggesting is a good cost effective idea but you have to also keep in mind the method of giving injection to small children is different than adults and have to be given be an expirienced personnel. Secondly any side effects after injections have to be looked at. I suggest you approach other pediatricians and government health centers in your area and then take a decision.

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  2. hi mam
    my kid age 5 years attacked pneumonia.we met a doctor and presently ok.course treatmet completed.she has low immunity and every 1 month facing fever.dr suggest me pnemococcal vaccine.can I follow for that vaccine or is there any thing else.how many doses have to give my baby

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  3. Dear Madam,
    Today doctor has given Joindiss vaccination to my 1 year old son and he charged 1400 Rs. Please confirm is it ok for the Joindiss vaccination.

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  4. Can hepatitis B vaccine be given at birth, 6,10, 14 weeks? Is there any harm. My baby has been given by dr as combination vaccine. Pls guide. And if there is any need of it again at 6 month.

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      • There will be no harm to baby by hepatitis B vaccine in combination vaccine if it is given 4times at birth & 6,10,14 weeks?

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      • For active immunization , it is recommended that three intramuscular injections of 0.5 ml of the combination vaccine be administered at 6,10 and 14 weeks schedule following the birth dose of Hep B. A booster dose of DTP and Hib should be given at the age of 15-18 months. A reinforcing injection of DTP should be administered at 5 years of age

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  5. Dear Mam,
    First of all thanks for the very useful information. I would like to know that there are difference in vaccination chart of Govt Hospitals & Private Practitioners. I have preferred Govt Sector for my baby but there are some vaccine which are not being used by Govt Hospitals e.g. Pneumococcal & MMR.
    Will you please suggest me if they are much necessary to the baby? If yes and if i missed them, what should I do now?

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    • Hi,

      Yes there are two schedules:
      1) Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), which is recommended by govt of India
      2) IAP schedule recommended by Indian Academy Of Pediatricians.
      You can google the details.

      The difference between the two is that most of the vaccines under UIP are provided free of costs at govt centres (as decided by the govt as the most basic and necessary ones even for people who cannot afford). That does not mean the IAP schedule is unnecessary or misleading. It is also very important to protect your child from complications of some diseases. If the cost is the problem, do cut down on the cost of some toys rather than avoiding vaccines.If you have missed any you can start the scheduled of the missed vaccine again.

      Regards,
      Gauri

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  6. Hello madam,

    My father (52 yrs) is suffering from hepatitis b positive HbsAg +ve since from 2 months, and treatment is going on. One of my family doctor is advising that to vaccination (10ml) is required for my whole family members for 0 & 1st month. my mother and me(except my father) all are HbsAg negative. Which vaccination is to be taken and what’s the cost of Hepatitis b for 10ml. Please give me a solution…

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  7. I was charged Rs 6000 for Boostrix and Enteroshield vaccination to my child .The price of Boostrix is 1098 and that of Enteroshield is 1281.Why did the paediatrician charged me six thousand for this two vaccines ? His fee is Rs 500.

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  8. after 14 weeks we had only dpth3 and hib3, ipv2 was not available, in pondicherry ipv2 only available with government hospitals where they say will administer only with other vaccine ie ipv2 cannot be given alone.
    kindly let me know as ipv 1 was also delayed because of non availability.
    can i take ipv2 now
    advise pls

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    • Hi,

      The IPV in government hospitals is available in combination with DPT and hepatitis. If you have missed the IPV dose you can give IPV seperately using a different brand. Do consult a pediatrician regarding if you can continue IPV 2 and 3 now or start the whole IPV schedule over

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  9. hello Gauri,
    I’m expecting twins by the end of August, 2017 and little concerned on the costing of the vaccines…can you guide me on the process of low cost vaccines available in govt. hospitals/dispensaries?
    also, in case you have any idea of any such place near Dwarka?

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  10. I have given my baby easy five at 6 weeks .so at 10 weeks should I give easy four or quadravac.which one is better.and after easy five vaccination, slight induration at thigh is still present at 10weeks age also.is it normal or needs some treatment.

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  11. Can you please suggest if Varicella-1 and HiB booster can be given on same day? Also is there any difference in composition of prime and booster dose of any vaccines?

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  12. Hi
    I have 4 month old son, and i have done with all three vaccination but my doctor has missed pcv and told that she will be givin at 6 month
    Is that ok with it, i dont know why she suggested so, am just worried about the missed vaccination, so please suggest what can be done.
    Waiting for reply

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  13. Hi your articles are of great help. Would request if you could enlighten us on some typhoid vaccine which has life long validity for kids. I was advised the same by a paediatrician during vaccination of my 05 year old daughter. I had administered her typhoid vaccine at 02 years. Hence I am confused if we should give her the typhoid vaccine again.
    Warm regards

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    • Hi,
      The below is the newer recommendations by IAP (2016)
      There are two types of Typhoid vaccines: Vi-PS conjugate and Vi-PS (polysaccharide) vaccines, in which Vi conjugate typhoid vaccine should be preferred over Vi-PS vaccine wherever feasible. Currently, two typhoid conjugate vaccines, Typbar-TCV® and PedaTyph® are available in Indian market, the schedule of both is:
      1) Primary dose at 9-12 months (through 23 months)
      2) Followed by a booster at 2 years of age

      *An interval of at least 4 weeks with the MMR vaccine should be maintained while administering Typbar-TCV® and PedaTyph® vaccines
      *Typhoid revaccination every 3 years, if Vi-polysaccharide vaccine is used

      Hence, the it depends on what type of vaccine is used

      Regards,
      Gauri

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  14. Hi
    My baby born on 19th Jan 2017. Hepatitis-B vaccine given on same day. OPV given on 29th Jan 2017 in pulse polio program, BCG vaccine given on 3rd Feb 2017. Doctor has called on 6th March 2017 for OPV & PENTAVAC vaccine.
    Is that Ok? But I know hepatitis is given in 0…….. 1 …… 6 formulation. Kindly advise….

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  15. Can you help me what’s the cost of Hexaxim.
    Instead of Pentaxim this one is prescribed by doctor. I guess it incluses hep B as well thus one less prick for baby

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    • Sanofi Pasteur, has launched liquid 6-in-1 vaccine – Hexaxim recntly against 6 major childhood diseases – diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenza B and hepatitis B. Cost of the vaccine is approximately Rs. 4800 to Rs. 5000/-

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    • The Government of India has recommended the National immunization schedule, which is followed in all government hospitals and clinics. It provides vaccination against 8 diseases free of cost to all children who visit government facilities.
      • BCG- against tuberculosis
      • OPV- Oral Polio Vaccine
      • Hep B- Hepatitis B
      • HiB- H. influenze B
      • DPT- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
      • TT- Tetanus toxoid

      And recently i.e in July 2014, it was announced that India will provide Rotavirus, Rubella and Injectable Poilio vaccine free of cost.

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  16. Thanks a lot Gauri for the inputs.

    Kindly also let me know whether the 5th year dose which is a combination of two injections has some adverse effects . As after giving to my daughter it caused a swelling & redness around 10 cm and was paining a lot for more than 4 days and she was facing painful while walking. Although it reducing but even after 10 days there is hardness of skin & pain still persist.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Shubhangi

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    • Hi,

      I do suppose you mean DPT booster dose which is given at 4 to 6 years. Rest of the injections like varicella and typhoid are usually completed before that, according to recent IAP recommendations. When there is redness and swelling after an injection (which is common) I usually advice to mark the boundaries of the swelling with a pen and monitor its size. If the size increases, do consult the doctor.

      Since the swelling has already subsided there isn’t much to worry, but it is advisable to consult the doctor for any remnant cyst formation.

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  17. My Baby is 3 months On his Second Vaccination his Pead Dr. Gave Pantaxim for DPT & Now This Time She Said Pantaxim( Paunless) is Short in Market So We are Giving Pantavac (Painfull).

    Now my concern is Next Time can we go for Pantaxim(Painless) Again, as my child is not comfertable with Painfull Vacc.
    Is There any harm in changing again the Vacc. Also Can I go to any other Dr. As She Charge to high. (rs. 5000 for Patavac + PCV13 + Rotavirus)
    ( Dose all Dr. Use Same Brand Vacc or Diff brand are available in market.) As I dont want to change the brand every time. But if next time she Use Painfull vacc. I will preffer to Go to another Dr.

    Delhi

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    • Hi,

      1. Shifting from painless to painful (or vice versa) is OK, until and unless no other vaccine is missed from the schedule. I suggest you stick to pentavac for the next one also, but if its causing too much discomfort, pentaxim is also OK (discuss in detail with your pediatrician).
      2. The cost of all three combined, looks fine to me.
      3. Mostly the brands available are one or at the most two of each vaccine. And most doctors prefer the common tried and tested one

      Regards,
      Gauri

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  18. hi Gauri mam,
    you are doing such a nice job
    Thanks for your blog its really helpfull
    There is so much confusion created by different baby doctors thats why
    i was searching about right vaccination for my baby but still have some questions plz guide me…
    my son birth date is 7-10-2016 my son now is two month old
    Ist vaccination BCG,Hep B, ORV was given 4-11-2016 now have to go for next vaccination in coming few days plz guide me about panta which have Hib,DTP,Hep-b would be best in gov.hospital or HIB,DTP,HEP,IPV combo.. by private Dr.
    my 2nd Q. IF i choose IPV then there is also need OPV or not?
    3Q . about PCV & RV vaccine optinal as Dr.says so whould i go for or not ?
    please guide me also for all vaccine time bounding too
    waiting for reply thank you mam

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    • Hi,

      Thanks for writing.
      1) BCG, hepatitis and OPV is given at birth. I didn’t understand why it was given at 1 month of age
      2) Choosing the right pentavalent vaccine is upto you. Efficacy of both the vaccine is almost same. Difference is between the price and post vaccine discomfort to the baby. Before making a decision, I suggest you refer to my artical :https://raisingtwinsblog.com/tag/painless-versus-painful-vaccines/
      3) Giving IPV ie injectable vaccine is a must. After that if you miss a dose of OPV it is still ok. But try to attend pulse polio and give the schedule OPV whenever possible
      4)PCV and RV, are optional by the immunization schedule determined by pediatric council and government, since they give weightage to more important vaccines. But i suggest you go for both since it protects a baby from meningitis and diarrhoea respectively. If the cost is high, buy lesser toys for your baby this year 😊

      Regards,
      Gauri

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  19. well i am cardiologist doctor some child specialist dr (friend of course)given my son these vaccines free of cost i was wondering about cost so thanks a lot

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  20. Hi,
    I want to know the maximum time period between HEP-A FIST AND SECOND DOSE.
    As i have taken 8 months before the first dose.so can i take the second dose as well or time is barred.

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    • The difference between the two doses is 6 to 18 months.(Minimum to maximum)

      The following is recommended by CDC:
      outine vaccination:
      •Initiate the 2-dose HepA vaccine series at 12 through 23 months; separate the 2 doses by 6 to 18 months.
      •Children who have received 1 dose of HepA vaccine before age 24 months should receive a second dose 6 to 18 months after the first dose.
      •For any person aged 2 years and older who has not already received the HepA vaccine series, 2 doses of HepA vaccine separated by 6 to 18 months may be administered if immunity against hepatitis A virus infection is desired.

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