The new 2019-2020 vaccination calendar has been published. No change to note since the implementation on January 1, 2018 of the 11 mandatory vaccines. We discover this new vaccination calendar.
11 vaccines required since January 1, 2018
Only 3 pediatric vaccines were required before this date: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Since January 1, 2018, 8 previously recommended vaccines have been added to this list. These are the following vaccines: pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae (responsible for meningitis), pneumococcal and meningococcal C.
A decision taken to fight against the recrudescence of certain serious diseases, in particular measles.
All parents ofchildren born as of 1 January 2018 must make these 11 vaccines. No penalty is provided for parents who do not follow this new schedule, but their children will not be accepted in nursery or school without being vaccinated.
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The vaccination calendar from January 1st, 2019
From 1 month
- Recommended single injection: BCG vaccine (only for children at high risk of tuberculosis as is the case in Ile-de-France, Mayotte, French Guiana) For the latter two countries, the vaccine must be done before leaving the maternity hospital ).
- 1st mandatory injection: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP), whooping cough, HIB (haemophilus influenzae b), hepatitis B, pneumococcus.
- 2nd mandatory injection: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP), whooping cough, HIB (haemophilus influenzae b), hepatitis B, pneumococcus.
- 1st mandatory injection: Meningococcal C
- 3rd mandatory injection:diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP), whooping cough, HIB (haemophilus influenzae b), hepatitis B, pneumococcus.
- 1st mandatory injection: Measles Mumps Rubella.
- 2nd mandatory injection: meningococcal C.
Between 16 and 18 months
- 2nd mandatory injection: Measles Mumps Rubella.
- Obligatory reminder: diphtheria-tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis.
Between 11 and 13 years
- Mandatory reminder:diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough.
- Recommended injection : HPV (vaccination against human papillomavirus infections), for young girls.
Find the vaccination calendar on the site vaccination info service
Who decides on the vaccination schedule?
Every year, WHO proposes a vaccination strategy for each of the regions of the world. Each country then has to modulate these proposals according to its specific problems, the arrival on the market of new vaccines and also the cost of vaccination. In France, it is the Technical Committee for Immunizations that prepares a calendar each year. This working group, from the Higher Council of Public Health in France, brings together experts from various disciplines (infectiology, pediatrics, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, health economics, etc.).
From one year to the next, the immunization schedule can change, for example by deleting a reminder, based on current research. The calendar can also add vaccines or reminders. In vaccine matters, nothing is fixed!