The vaccination schedules in South Africa: is your child up to date?
South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.
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South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.

National Routine Immunisation Schedule in SA

Source: Vaccinator's Manual, 4th Edition, 2012; RSA Department of Health; www.health.gov.za.
The HPV vaccine was rolled out in state schools in 2015.

Private schedule in SA

Visiting a private baby clinic doesn't come cheap but can be more convenient as one can generally make an appointment, thus avoiding queues. It also helps to relieve the burden on the state. Check with your medical aid whether they cover all or some vaccinations as included in their maternity benefits plan. 

The private schedule offers more vaccines than the state does, and these are optional. There are different variations and combinations in practice, so find out what the schedule is at your baby's private clinic. 

Sources: Your Baby magazine; Discovery.co.za; Netcare Hospitals (compiled by Amayeza Info Services' Vaccine Helpline) 2016); Fedhealth.

Also see: Infant immunisations: what and why

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