Germany: 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
WeeksMonthsYears
62341112-141523245-691415171860≥ 61
rotavirus infection
ROTA
ROTA
ROTA3
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
D
d
d
d4
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT4
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
acp
acp5
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV6
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV7
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib6
Hib
Hib
Hib8
hepatitis B
HepB
HepB6
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease1
PCV
PCV
PCV
PCV8
PPSV239
meningococcal disease
MenC
MenC
measles
MEAS10
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS11
mumps
MUMPS10
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE10
RUBE
RUBE
varicella
VAR
VAR
VAR
human papillomavirus infection
HPV12
HPV13
influenza2
IIV314
herpes zoster
ZOS15

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Footnotes:

  1. Premature infants receive an additional vaccine dose at the age of 3 months; in total they receive 4 doses
  2. TIV may also be replaced by QIV (quadrivalent) or aTIV (adjuvanted TIV) vaccine
  3. 3rd dose only for pentavalent rotavirus vaccines
  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. one dose recommended, booster doses every 6 years if indicated
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Gender-neutral 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).
  13. Girls-only catch-up vaccination offered to girls aged 14-17 or 15-17 years depending on the vaccines used. Three-dose schedule.
  14. Annual vaccination
  15. 2 doses with a minimal and maximum interval of 2 to 6 months respectively between doses. Vaccination with the inactivated herpes zoster subunit vaccine. see recommendation background paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00103-019-02882-5


More information available at:
http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Kommissionen/STIKO/Empfehlungen/Impfempfehlungen_node.html http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/Impfen/Impfkalender/Impfkalender_node.html


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22 August 2019: Launch of the 2019/2020 vaccination schedule

change include updated recommendation for Herpes-Zoster with an inactivated vaccine. see for more info: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2018/Ausgaben/50_18.pdf%3F__blob%3DpublicationFile

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31 August 2017: Publication of the 2017/2018 vaccination schedule
Changes include:
- A decision NOT to implement routine ZOSTER vaccination (immunisation is to be decided on a case-by-case basis)
- A revised policy for FLU vaccination of children aged 2-17 years
- For TETANUS post-exposure prophylaxis - ONLY recommended if a last dose was given more than 10 years ago. This applies to limited, clean wounds
- For HepA/HepB vaccination ; revision of the groups where vaccination is recommended

For more information, please refer to https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2017/Ausgaben/35_17.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
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The German immunisation calendars in 16 foreign languages can be found here:
http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/Impfen/Materialien/Impfkalender_mehrsprachig_Uebersicht_tab.html?nn=2709264

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Recommendation for children with underlying medical conditions:
Vaccination recommendations for children with underlying medical conditions or specific health risks currently exist for the following diseases: Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis A and B, influenza, meningococcal infections (groups A, C, W135, Y), and pneumococcal diseases. Specifics of those recommendations can be found in English at: www.stiko.de/en


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Date of last update: 18 Nov. 2019