(1) DTaP and IPV are given with Hib in one injection.

(2) Intorduction of PCV7 as from 1 October 2007.

(3) MMR vaccination as a pre-travel vaccine: MMR vaccination can be performed down to the age of 9 month in cases when children visit measles-endemic countries and areas where mealses outbreaks are known to occure. The two-dose vaccination schedule  at 15 month and 4 years should, however, be repeated in cases of children under 12 months of age. Those aged between 12 month and 15 month need only a second MMR dose at 4 years.

(4) Vacination against hepatitis B is recommended to children with HBsAg-positive mothers starting at birth with both hepatitis B immunoglobullin and one dose of HepB. The course of HepB continues at 1, 2 and 12 months.

(5) IPV and dTaP are given in one injection.

(6) Offered to girls only. Presented 1 January 2009 as a free of charge vaccine for girls borne in 1996 and onward.


The national programme of vaccination



 At birth  Hepititis B vaccine (HepB) (4)
 3 month     Diphtheria-tetanus- acellular pertussis (DTaP) (1), haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib) (1), inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) (1), pneumococcal heptavalent conjugate vaccine (PCV7) (2)
 5 month DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV7
 12 month DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV7
 15 month Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) (3)
 4 years MMR
 5 years IPV (5), tetanus-acellular pertussis with low dose antigen diphtheria (dTaP)
 12 years MMR, human papilloma virus vaccine (HPV) (6)

Source: State Serum Institute, 2011