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Recommended Immunization Schedule for the Expanded Program on Immunization, Bahrain

At birth BCG for newborns born to parents originally from endemic countries Single Dose
Hepatitis b for newborns of HBsAg positive mothers or of unknown HBsAg status Birth Dose
2 months DaPT + HB +Hib+IPV(Hexavalent) 1st Dose
Conjugated Pneumococal 1st Dose
Rota vaccine (oral) 1st Dose
4 months DPT + HB + Hib (Pentavalent) 2nd Dose
OPV 2nd Dose
Conjugated Pneumococal 2nd Dose
Rota vaccine (oral) 2nd Dose
6 months DPT + HB + Hib (Pentavalent) 3rd Dose
OPV 3rd Dose
Conjugated Pneumococal 3rd Dose
12 months MMR 1st Dose
Conjugated Pneumococcal Booster
18 months OPV 1st Booster
DPT + Hepatitis B + Hib Booster
Hepatitis A 1st Dose
2 years Meningococcal (ACYW) Single Dose
Hepatitis A 2nd Dose
5-6 years DTaP 2nd Booster
OPV 2nd Booster
MMR 2nd Dose
12 years Hepatitis A (HA) 1st Dose
13 years TdaP Booster
Hepatitis A (HA) 2nd Dose
Tetanus diphtheria (Td) At first contact Td1
At least 4 weeks after Td1 Td2
At least 6 months after Td2 Td3
At least 1 year after Td3 Td4
At least 1 year after Td4 Td5
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Single dose for >=65 years and for high risk groups ≥ 2 years -64 years single dose and booster after 5 years
Seasonal Influenza Annually for >=50 years and high risk groups
Chickenpox (varicella) Two doses, 3 months apart from 1year -12 years of age.
2 doses 6 weeks apart for ≥ 13 years of age
Meningococcal (ACWY) Single dose every 3 years
Td 3 primary series and a booster every 10 years
seasonal Influenza Annually
Travellers Yellow Fever Single dose every 10 years
Typhoid Single dose every 3 years
Hepatitis A 2 doses
Meningococcal (ACWY) Single dose every 3 years
Post exposure Rabies 5 doses plus RIG (single)
Contacts Hepatitis B 3 doses
Hepatitis A 2 doses
Immunocompromised Killed Polio 5 doses
* Other vaccines for high risk/ special groups determined by risk category


  • H1N1 vaccine will be given to high risk groups and then it will be extended to other categories

  • MMR vaccine 2nd dose catch-up campaign was started in 1998 at the age of 12 years to cover the unprotected students with 2 doses of MMR vaccine and this service was stopped in 2007 when all the cohorts received the vaccine during infancy become 12 years old.

  • Hepatitis B vaccine catch-up campaign was started in 2001 at the age of 14 years to cover the unprotected students with 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine and this service was stopped in 2008 when all cohorts received the vaccine during infancy become 14 years old.

General vaccine contraindication

  • The vaccine is contraindicated in case of severe allergic reaction to vaccine component or following a prior dose.

  • Immunocompromised and cancer patients should present a certificate from the treating physician prior to vaccine administration.

  • Moderate to sever illness at the time of vaccination.


  • Defaulters Immunization Form
    If the student was not present during the immunization session at school, please complete the above form and visit the respective Health Center to get vaccinated.


HB Hepatitis type B Vaccine
HA Hepatitis type A Vaccine
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
IPV Inactivated Polio Vaccine
Rota Vaccine Rota Virus Vaccine
Hib Hemophilus Influenza type B Vaccine
Flue Vaccine Influenza Vaccine
MMR Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine
DPT Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus Vaccine
Td Tetanus, diphtheria Vaccine (adult)
DTap Diphtheria, Tetanus acellular Pertussis Vaccine for children
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertuesis vaccine for adolescents and adults
DT Dipheteria, Tetanus vaccine(Paediatric)
Hexavalent Combined IPV, DPT, HB, Hib
Pentavalent Combined DPT, HB, Hib
BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (vaccine against Tuberculsis)

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