Eurosurveillance

ECDC

Belarus

The national programme of vaccination

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 Age Vaccine
 12 hours Vaccine against hepatitis B (HepB)
 3-5 days Vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG)
 1 month HepB
 2 months Vaccine against Pneumococcal infection (Pneum)*
 3 monthsDiphtheria, Tetanus, (acellular) Pertussis vaccine (DTP or DTaP), Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)*
 4 monthsDTP or DTaP, IPV, Pneum*, Hib*
 5 months DTP or DTaP, IPV, HepB, Hib*
 6 months Vaccine against influenza **
 12 months Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR), Pneum*
 18 months DTP or DTaP, IPV or live oral polio vaccine (OPV), Hib*
 24 months Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR), Pneum*
 6 years MMR, Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccine (DT)
 7 years OPV, BCG***
 11 years Diphteria anatoxin with reduced dose of antigen
 16 years and adults 26 years old and every 10 years up to 66 years Diphtheria and Tetanus with reduced dose of antigen (dT) or Diphteria anatoxin with reduced dose of antigen

 Source: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, 2012

* Vaccination against Pneumococcal infection (Pneum) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection are held for children of certain age and suffering from any of the following diseases or conditions: chronic hepatitis; liver cirrhosis; chronic diseases of the kidney, heart and lungs; immunodeficiency; cystic fibrosis.

** Vaccination against influenza is held in the following groups: children at age 6 months to 3 years; children at age of 3 years and older and adults with chronic diseases; persons with immunosuppression; persons over 65 years of age; pregnant women; health care workers; children and adults living in residential institutions; employees of public authorities who ensure the security of the state and its population.

*** Vaccination against tuberculosis is held in children 7 years old who have a negative Mantoux skin test and who belong to high-risk group for tuberculosis: children from the foci of tuberculosis infection; children who do not have a scar after TB vaccination; children living in bad social conditions, including children from families living in dorms, refugees and migrants; children who live in residential institutions (pre-school, secondary education, special education, socio-pedagogical, special educational and health care institutions); children with disabilities; children who have been assigned regular check-ups due to chronic and recurrent respiratory diseases (other than bronchial asthma), urogenital system diseases, diseases of connective tissue, diabetes and other diseases.