(1) DTaP, IPV and Hib are given as a single pentavalent vaccine.
(2) DTaP and IPV are given as a single tetravalent vaccine.
(3) The first dose of RTV is recommended before the age of 12 weeks, but not earlier than six weeks. Also, the child should not be older than 26 weeks (i.e. 6.5 months) when the third dose is given. RTV was introduced in September 2009.
(4) BCG is given only to children considered high-risk groups.
Hepatitis B vaccine is given only to infants of HbgAg-positive mothers and fathers at the age of 0, 1, 2, and 12 months.
Influenza: Vaccination against seasonal influenza is given to children 6-35 months of age annually since autumn 2007.
From the beginning of 2009 pneumococcal vaccinations (PCV and PPV) are given to risk groups <5 years of age as a part of national vaccination programme.
The national vaccination programme
| Age |
|At birth|| Vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG) (4)|
| Rotavirus vaccine (RTV)|
| 3 months|
Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP), inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib) (1), pneumococcal heptavalent conjugate vaccine (PCV7), RTV (3)
| 5 months|| DTaP, IPV, Hib (1), PCV7, RTV|
| 12 months|| DTaP, IPV, Hib (1), PCV7|
| 14-18 months|| Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR)|
| 6 - 35 months|| Influenza (every year)|
| 4 years|| DTaP (2), IPV|
| 6 years|| MMR|
| 14-15 years|| Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTaP)|
| Adults, every 10 years|| Diphtheria-tetanus (dT)|
Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2011