What is the Immunization Schedule in Kenya?

Every parent wants the best for their newborn child. You want them to grow up happy and healthy. Immunizations have a key role in keeping your child healthy as they grow through different stages of life.

In Kenya, the Immunization Schedule is determined by the Division of Vaccines and Immunizations (DVI) in the Ministry of Health and is commonly known as KEPI (Kenya Expanded Programme on Immunization). These are considered mandatory for diseases that have the potential of spreading widely.

There are also additional vaccines commonly offered outside of this schedule that may not  necessarily be in the KEPI schedule.

Age

Antigen

Disease Prevented

Birth BCG

Oral Polio Vaccine

Hepatitis B

Tuberculosis

Polio

Hepatitis B

Six Weeks DPT

HIB

Hepatitis B

Oral Polio Vaccine

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Rotavirus

Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

Haemophilus Influenza – Type B

Hepatitis B

Polio

Pneuomonia

Rotavirus

Ten Weeks DPT

HIB

Hepatitis B

Oral Polio Vaccine

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Rotavirus

Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

Haemophilus Influenza – Type B

Hepatitis B

Polio

Pneumonia

Rotavirus

Fourteen Weeks DPT

HIB

Hepatitis B

Oral Polio Vaccine

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Rotavirus

Diptheria, Pertussis, tetanus

Haemophilus Influenza – Type B

Hepatitis B

Polio

Pneumonia

Rotavirus

Six Months Vitamin A Vitamin A Deficiency
Nine Months Measles

Yellow Fever

Measles

Yellow Fever

Other vaccines not included in the KEPI Schedule but offered in private hospitals include: 

  • Flu Vaccine (6 & 7 Months)
  • Chicken Pox I & II – 9 & 11 Months
  • Menactra 1 (Meningitis) – 9 Months
  • MMR – Mumps, Measles and Rubella – 15 Months
  • Typhoid – 2 Years

You are encouraged to complete this official immunisation schedule for your child.

 

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