Croatia and Germany: Comparison of recommended vaccinations
Croatia 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
623461112131415161823456791214151718
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)1, 2
COVID-196
COVID-197
tuberculosis
BCG8
rotavirus infection
ROTA
ROTA
ROTA9
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
D
D10
d11
D
D
D
D
D
d
d
d12
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT10
TT11
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT12
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP10
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
acp
acp13
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV14
IPV11
IPV
IPV15
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV16
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib15
Hib
Hib
Hib17
hepatitis B
HepB18
HepB
HepB19
HepB
HepB20
HepB
HepB15
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease3
PCV21
PCV21
PCV21
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV17
meningococcal disease
MenC
MenC
measles4
MEAS
MEAS14
MEAS22
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS23
mumps
MUMPS
MUMPS14
MUMPS22
MUMPS
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE
RUBE14
RUBE22
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE
varicella
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR
human papillomavirus infection
HPV (F/M)24
HPV (F/M)25
HPV (F)26
influenza5
IIV427

Footnotes:

  1. https://www.hzjz.hr/ravnateljstvo/cijepljenje-protiv-covid-19-kratak-pregled-situacije/
  2. https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2021/Ausgaben/02_21.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
  3. Premature infants receive an additional vaccine dose at the age of 3 months; in total they receive 4 doses
  4. For more information on specific population groups where measles vaccination is mandatory please refer to https://www.masernschutz.de/themen/rechtliche-aspekte.html
  5. TIV may also be replaced by QIV (quadrivalent) or aTIV (adjuvanted TIV) vaccine
  6. https://www.hzjz.hr/ravnateljstvo/cijepljenje-protiv-covid-19-kratak-pregled-situacije/ https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Overview-of-the-implementation-of-COVID-19-vaccination-strategies-and-deployment-plans-23-Sep-2021.pdf
  7. https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2021/Ausgaben/02_21.pdf?__blob=publicationFile https://www.rki.de/EN/Content/infections/Vaccination/recommandations/recommendations_node.html
  8. Vaccination preferable at the time of delivery in the hospital. otherwise it should be given before 1 year of age.
  9. 3rd dose only for pentavalent rotavirus vaccines
  10. Catch-up at grade 1
  11. Given to students in grade 8
  12. Booster doses every 10 years. catch-up for those unvaccinated
  13. The next due Td 10-yearly booster dose should be with a Tdacp vaccine. Subsequent booster doses are to be done with Td vaccines.
  14. Given to grade 1 students
  15. optional dosis if monovalent and other combination vaccines are used
  16. catch-up for those unvaccinated
  17. number of doses necessary varies according to age
  18. Infants of HBsAg-positive mothers receive Hepatitis B immunization with the immunoglobulins, in the hospital at birth.
  19. The second dose of HepB is given either at four or at six months of age (as part of the hexavalent vaccine). The pentavalent vaccine is administered either at four or at six months of age instead of the hexavalent.
  20. Catch-up at 6th grade for those not vaccinated in infancy (3-doses scheme). Catch-up expected to end after 2018
  21. Introduced in 2019
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. Gender-neutral (boys and girls) vaccination recommended.
  25. Gender-neutral (boys and girls) vaccination offered since 2018. Two-dose schedule at 0 and 6 months (if the interval between doses is <6 months, a third dose is recommended).
  26. Girls-only catch-up vaccination offered to girls aged 14-17 or 15-17 years depending on the vaccines used. Three-dose schedule.
  27. Recommended for risk-groups only