National Routine Immunisation Schedule in SA

The Department of Health’s Extended Programme of Immunisation (EPI SA)

Age Vaccine Also known as Protects against
Birth TOPV 1 (Trivalent) Oral polio vaccine Polio
Birth BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin Tuberculosis
6 weeks TOPV 2 (Trivalent) Oral polio vaccine Polio
6 weeks RV 1 Rotarix Rotavirus
6 weeks PCV 1 Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: Prevenar Pneumococcal diseases
6 weeks DTap-IPV//Hib 1 Pentaxim (5-in-one) Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), inactivated polio vaccine, haemophilus influenzae type B
6 weeks Hep B 1 Hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
10 weeks DTap-IPV//Hib 2 Pentaxim Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
10 weeks Hep B 2 Hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
14 weeks RV 2 Rotarix Rotavirus
14 weeks PCV 2 Prevenar Pneumococcal diseases
14 weeks DTap-IPV//Hib 3 Pentaxim Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
14 weeks Hep B 3 Hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
6/9 months Measles 1 Measles vaccine Measles
9 months PCV 3 Prevenar Pneumococcal diseases
12/18 months Measles 2 Measles vaccine Measles
18 months DTap-IPV//Hib 4 Pentaxim Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
6 years Td 1 Diftavax Tetanus, diphtheria
9 years HPV 1 (girls) Human papilloma virus
9.5 years HPV 2 (girls) Human papilloma virus
12 years Td 2 Diftavax Tetanus, diphtheria