2.6  In conclusion

Table 2.8 summarises the antibacterial vaccines in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Ethiopia. In Study Session 3, we will turn our attention to the antiviral vaccines in the EPI.

Table 2.8  Summary of antibacterial vaccines in the current EPI in Ethiopia.

Vaccine Protects againstDoses/whenRoute
BCGTuberculosis One: at or soon after birthIntradermal, outer upper right arm
Pentavalent vaccineDiphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hib disease and hepatitis BThree: at 6, 10 and 14 weeksIntramuscular, outer upper left thigh
TTTetanusAt least two: ideally three to five in women of childbearing ageIntramuscular, outer upper arm
PCV10Pneumonia caused by some Streptococcus pneumoniae strainsThree: at 6, 10 and 14 weeksIntramuscular, outer upper right thigh

2.5  Meningococcal vaccines

Summary of Study Session 2