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Table 1 Vaccines in The Gambian Immunization schedule, 2016

From: Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

Formulation Vaccine Vial size (no. of doses) Total doses/child Schedule (Months)
Lyophilised BCG 20 1 0
Yellow fever 10 1 9
Measles 10 2 9 & 18
Liquid (Multi-dose vial) Hepatitis B 10 1 0
OPV 10 6 0, 2, 3, 4, 9 & 18
Pentavalent 10 3 2, 3 & 4
IPV 10 1 4
DPT 10 1 18
TT 20 Up to 5 Pregnancy
Liquid (Single dose vial) PCV 13 1 3 2, 3 & 4
Rotavirus 1 3 2, 3 & 4
  1. MDV Multi-dose vial, BCG Bacillus Calmette–Guérin, OPV Oral Polio vaccine, DPT Diphtheria - whole cell Pertussis-Tetanus, Pentavalent (2009)- [DPT-Hepatitis B (1990)- H. influenzae type b (1997)], IPV-Inactivated Polio vaccine (2016), PCV – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7–2009, PCV13–2011)) TT-Tetanus toxoid given to pregnant women, HPV Human papilloma virus, given to school going children as part of a demonstration project was not included in this study