Italy and Germany: Comparison of recommended vaccinations
Italy Germany
    General recommendation
    Recommendation for specific groups only
    Catch-up (e.g. if previous doses missed)
 
Vaccination not funded by the National Health system
 
Mandatory vaccination
BirthWeeksMonthsYears
62345671112131415232456912-14151718
rotavirus infection
ROTA2
ROTA
ROTA
ROTA3
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
d
D
D
D
D
D
d
d
d4
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT4
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
acp
acp5
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV6
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV7
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib6
Hib
Hib
Hib8
hepatitis B
HepB9
HepB
HepB
HepB
HepB
HepB6
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease1
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV8
meningococcal disease
MenB10
MenB10
MenB10
MenB10
MenC11
MCV411
MenC
MenC
measles
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS12
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS13
mumps
MUMPS
MUMPS
MUMPS12
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE12
RUBE
RUBE
varicella
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR
human papillomavirus infection
HPV14
HPV15
HPV16

Footnotes:

  1. Premature infants receive an additional vaccine dose at the age of 3 months; in total they receive 4 doses
  2. 2 or 3 doses depending on vaccine used
  3. optional dose depending on the type of Rotavirus vaccine being used
  4. Booster doses every 10 years. catch-up for those unvaccinated
  5. The next due Td 10-yearly booster dose should be with a Tdacp vaccine. Subsequent booster doses are to be done with Td vaccines.
  6. optional dosis if monovalent and other combination vaccines are used
  7. catch-up for those unvaccinated
  8. number of doses necessary varies according to age
  9. Babies born to a mother infected with hepatitis B will be offered a first vaccine dose within 12-24 hours after birth and simultaneously with HB immunoglobulin. The following and second vaccine dose is given 4 weeks apart from the first. Starting from the third dose, which is given from 61 days of life onwards, the vaccination calendar schedule including the combined hexavalent vaccine should be used.
  10. Please refer to local recommendations for age of administration. MenB should not to be co-administered with other vaccinations.
  11. Meningococcal C vaccination, one dose for children between 13-15 months. Meningococcal ACWY, one dose for adolescents age 12-14
  12. Vaccination from 9 months in specific circumstances. In this case, the second dose should be given as early as possible in the second year of life.
  13. one dose of measles for those aged 18 years and older and born after 1970 with no vaccination or uncertain vaccination history or only one vaccination during childhood
  14. 2 or 3 doses, depending on the vaccine and age
  15. Females only. At the age of 9-13 years or 9-14 years (depending on the vaccines used) two doses at 6 months interval (Please refer to the product information leaflet). If the interval between doses is <6 months, a 3rd dose is recommended
  16. Females only. In the case of catch-up vaccinations beginning at the age >13 or >14 years (depending on the vaccines used) three doses are necessary (Please refer to the product information leaflets)