Italy: Recommended vaccinations
  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
BirthMonthsYears
3456711131415612-181950-64≥ 65
rotavirus infection
ROTA1
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
d
d2
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT2
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
acp2
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib
Hib
hepatitis B
HepB3
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV13+PPSV234
meningococcal disease
MenB5
MenB5
MenB5
MenB5
MenC6
MCV46
measles
MEAS
MEAS
mumps
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE
RUBE
varicella
VAR
VAR
human papillomavirus infection
HPV7
influenza
IIV3
herpes zoster
ZOS
ZOS

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Footnotes:

  1. 2 or 3 doses depending on vaccine used
  2. Tdap is recommended every 10 years from age 19, and also for pregnant women in the third trimester (ideally 28 weeks)
  3. 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.
  4. one dose of PCV13 at 65 years and one dose PPSV after at least 8 weeks
  5. Please refer to local recommendations for age of administration. MenB should not to be co-administered with other vaccinations.
  6. Meningococcal C vaccination, one dose for children between 13-15 months. Meningococcal ACWY, one dose for adolescents age 12-14
  7. 2 or 3 doses, depending on the vaccine and age


More information available at:
http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/vaccinazioni/dettaglioContenutiVaccinazioni.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=4829&area=vaccinazioni&menu=vuoto http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2571_allegato.pdf http://www.trovanorme.salute.gov.it/norme/renderNormsanPdf?anno=2017&codLeg=60282&parte=1%20&serie=null


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MAJOR HISTORICAL CHANGES

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2017 Aug 19: NEW LAW ON MANDATORY VACCINATION FOR THOSE UP TO 16 YEARS OF AGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MANDATORY ANTIGENS AND DETAILED PLAN OF IMPLEMENTATION ACCORDING TO BIRTH COHORT PLEASE REFER TO http://www.trovanorme.salute.gov.it/norme/renderNormsanPdf?anno=2017&codLeg=60282&parte=1%20&serie=null
[the displayed information is for those born from 2017 - mandatory antigens up to the age of 16 years]


2017: Publication of the National Vaccination Plan 2017-2019
http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2571_allegato.pdf


2005: Introduction of Pn7v, MenC and Var (dose given at 1-2 years) into national childhood vaccination schedule for selected groups only.

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Measles, mumps and rubella:
1972: Rubella vaccine recommended for girls aged 11-12 years.
1976: Measles vaccines became available in Italy.
1979: Measles vaccine recommended in children 15 months of age
1990: Combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine introduced into the national vaccination schedule. Vaccination recommended at the age of 15 months.
1999: Recommended age for first dose of MMR lowered to 12-15 months. Second dose of MMR introduced at 5-6 or 11-12 years.
2003: National Plan for the Elimination of measles and congenital rubella implemented.

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Poliomyelitis
2005: Polio immunization schedule has been changed in July 2005 (Ministerial Decree 15 July 2005) with shift of the fourth dose of IPV from age 3 years to 5-6 years.
2002: Polio immunization schedule has been changed in August 2002 (Ministerial Decree 18 June 2002) with elimination of OPV and use of IPV for all the doses of the vaccination cycle.

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Hepatitis B
1991: HBV mandatory vaccination among newborns and adolescents.
2003: adolescents’ catch-up vaccination ended with the completion of the last birth cohorts(born in 1991 and not vaccinated during the first year of age)

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Date of last update: 17 September 2018

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