Portugal: 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
2461218510152565≥ 66
tuberculosis
BCG
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
D
d
d2
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT2
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp3
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib
Hib
Hib
hepatitis B
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease1
PCV13
PCV13
PCV13
meningococcal disease
MenC
measles
MEAS
MEAS
mumps
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE
RUBE
human papillomavirus infection
HPV (F)4
influenza
IIV3

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Footnotes:

  1. PCV 13 included at 2, 4 and 12 months old (for children born after 1 January 2015)
  2. Adult Td booster at ages 25, 45 and 65, thereafter every 10 years. Tdap vaccination recommended during pregnancy between 20 to 36 weeks of gestation
  3. Tdap vaccination recommended during pregnancy in all ages between 20 to 36 weeks of gestation
  4. 9-valent girls-only vaccination offered. Two-dose schedule at 0 and 6 months.


More information available at:
http://www.dgs.pt/directrizes-da-dgs/normas-e-circulares-normativas/norma-n-0162016-de-16122016-pdf.aspx http://www.dgs.pt/?ci=923&ur=1&newsletter=374 https://www.dgs.pt/ficheiros-de-upload-2013/pnv-esquema-recomendado-pdf11.aspx


MAJOR HISTORICAL CHANGES

Jan.2017: laucnh of the 2017 national vaccination programme. see modifications at http://www.dgs.pt/?ci=923&ur=1&newsletter=374

BCG:
2017: recommended only to specific risk-groups. previously universal vaccination

Measles, mumps and rubella:
1973-77: Vaccination campaign with measles monovalent vaccine to 1-4 years old children.
1974: Measles monovalent vaccine introduced in the national childhood vaccination programme and recommended at 12 to 24 months of age.
1987: Combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) introduced in the national childhood vaccination programme and recommended at 15 months of age.
1990: Second MMR dose added and recommended at 11-13 years of age.
2000: Recommended age for second MMR lowered to 5-6 years of age.
2012: First dose lowered to 12 months of age

HPV:
2008: 27 October. HPV vaccination introduced in national vaccination schedule for 13-year-old girls.
2009: January. HPV vaccination catch-up campaign lasting till 2011, for 17-year old girls.
2012: routine vaccination at 13 years.
2014: HPV schedule changed to 2 doses at 10-13 years old (since oct 2014)
2017: HPV nonavalent introduced as a 2 doses schedule for females at age 10

Men C:
2012: one dose at 12 months instead of a 3-dose schedule

Pneumococcal Disease:
2015: PCV 13 included at 2, 4 and 12 months old (since jul 2015)

Td: Adult booster
2017: Vaccination at 25, 45 and 65 years of age and thereafter every 10 years

TdaP: Vaccination during pregnancy
2017: to be given at each pregnancy between gestation week 20 to 36.


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Date of last update: 06 September 2019

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