Eurosurveillance

ECDC

Sweden

Comments:

(1) Recommended to girls born 1999 or later. Vaccine against HPV (Humane Papilloma virus) is given in three doses.

(2) At least six weeks between injection I and injection II.

(3) At least six months between injection II and injection III.

(4) In 1996 the fourth injection was recommended only with diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. From the education year 2005/2006 the injection is also recommended to include pertussis vaccine.

Additional comments:
BCG-vaccination should be given to children exposed to increased risk of tuberculosis infection, all according to the recommendations of the National Board of Health and Welfare for preventive measures against tuberculosis. Vaccination against hepatitis B, pre or post exposition, should be given to children exposed to increased risk of hepatitis B according to the recommendations of the National Board of Health and Welfare for prophylaxis against hepatitis B; prophylaxis with vaccine and immunoglobulin - before and after exposition, published in year 2005.

 

The national vaccination programme

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 Age

 Vaccine

 3  months Diphtheria-tetanus- acellular pertussis (DTaP), vaccine against poliomyelitis (Polio), haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib), pneumococcal heptavalent conjugate vaccine (PCV7)
 5  months DTaP (2), Polio (2), Hib (2), PCV7 (2)
 12  months DTaP (3), Polio (3), Hib (3), PCV7 (3)
 18  months Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR)
 5-6  years DTaP (children born in 2002 and onward), Polio
 6-8  years MMR (children born in 2002 and onward)
 10  years DTaP (children born in 2001 and before) (4)
 10-12 years Human papilloma virus vaccine (HPV) (1)
 12 years MMR (children born in 2001 and before)
 14-16 years DTaP (children born in 2002 and onward)

Source: Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, 2011
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