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The Baby Immunisation Schedule in Dubai

The schedule here may be different to what is used in your home country

Posted on

30 January 2022

Immunisation Schedule in Dubai

As per the schedule from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), your new baby and child can receive different immunisations at different periods in their early life stage.

Vaccinations and immunisations are important to the health of a child. Of course, immunisation can be an emotional issue for many parents as the potential adverse effects become more and more prevalent when discussing immunisations. This is partly due to the fact that they may have very little familiarity with the devastating effects of a vaccine-preventable illness.

If you are a parent living in Dubai who is expecting, or wish for your child to begin their immunisations, we've got all the information you need here. Let's start with definitions so everyone fully understands...

Define Immunisation

The process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine.

Define Vaccination

A vaccination is an injection of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease.

Routine immunisations are started in infancy, however if your child is not immunised in infancy, then immunisations should be started as early as possible. If this is applicable to you, a catch-up schedule will be followed, depending on your child's age and the specific diseases that are prevalent at the time.

National Immunisation Program

As per the Childhood Immunisation and National Immunisation Program recommended by the DHA, childhood recommended vaccines include: BCG, diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, pertussis (DTaP), poliovirus vaccine (IPV/OPV), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine (HBV), varicella (chicken pox vaccine), and pneumococcal vaccines.

Immunisation Schedule in Dubai

At birth

  • BCG
  • HBV (1st dose)
  • 2 Months

  • IPV/OPV & Dtap (1st dose)
  • Hib (1st dose)
  • PCV (1st dose)
  • HBV (2nd dose)
  • 4 Months

  • IPV/OPV & Dtap (2nd dose)
  • Hib (2nd dose)
  • PCV (2nd dose)
  • HBV (3rd dose)
  • 6 Months

  • IPV/OPV & Dtap (3rd dose)
  • Hib (3rd dose)
  • PCV (3rd dose)
  • HBV (4th dose)
  • 12 Months

  • MMR (1st dose)
  • Varicella (1st dose)
  • An interrupted primary series of immunisations does not need to be restarted, instead, the original series should be resumed regardless of the length of time that has lapsed.

    At 18 months, babies receive booster shots, and the do not have to have any more until 5 years old.

    DHA Immunisation Schedule For 7 - 18 Year Olds

  • Td/ Tdap at age 11--12 years for those who have completed the recommended childhood DTP/DTaP vaccination series.
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) at age 11--12 years and at age 13--18 years if not previously vaccinated. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) is an acceptable alternative.
  • Hepatitis B 3-dose series to those who were not previously vaccinated.
  • Varicella 2 doses series if not previously immunized.
  • The Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine is recommended for girls between the ages of 11 and 16 years old.
  • Catch-Up Vaccination Schedule

    The DHA catch up vaccination schedule for children 4 months to 6 years old, who are more than one month behind or start late is as follows...

    Immunisation Schedule in Dubai