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Case of Immunization


A newborn delivered at term through Cesarean section in a local hospital was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Three week later he was brought to the hospital with a small painful lump on the injection site. Diagnosis of local reaction to the BCG vaccine was made.

  1. What are the types of vaccines?
  2. What is the EPI schedule? Name 5 non vaccine interventions introduced in the EPI programme.
  3. What are the various hazards of immunization.

By the end of the session the participants would be able to know the:

  1. EPI schedule along with the non vaccine interventions and their importance.
  2. Types of vaccines and immunizing agents.
  3. Hazards of immunization.
  4. Cold chain and its importance.
  5. Herd immunity.

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