dr R K Alwadhi
Consultant Pediatrician
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines & Immunization(ACVIP) endorses the new schedule suggested by WHO in 2018 as below-


Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Pre-EP)is recommended in the following two situations.

• Children exposed to pets in home.

• Children identified to have a higher risk of being bitten by dogs.

Vaccine schedule recommended by WHO-


PRE- Exposure Prophylaxis

1-site vaccine administration on days 0 and 7 for intramuscular administration


POST Exposure prophylaxis,

A 4-dose scheduleof either of the following-

Intramuscular administration of vaccine on Days 0, 3, 7 and between day 14-28(Total doses=1+1+1+1=4)


2-sites intramuscular administration on day 0 followed by 1-site on days 7 and day 21(Total doses=2+1+1=4)

Posted On: 13/03/2019

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