Rubella: 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
MonthsYears
9101112131415161718232345678910111213171819455064≥ 65
Austria
RUBE1
RUBE
Belgium
RUBE
RUBE
Bulgaria
RUBE
RUBE
Croatia
RUBE
RUBE2
Cyprus
RUBE
RUBE
Czech Republic
RUBE
RUBE
Denmark
RUBE3
RUBE
Estonia
RUBE
RUBE
Finland
RUBE4
RUBE
France
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE5
RUBE6
Germany
RUBE7
RUBE
RUBE
Greece
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE8
Hungary
RUBE
RUBE9
Iceland
RUBE
RUBE
Ireland
RUBE
RUBE
Italy
RUBE
RUBE
Latvia
RUBE
RUBE10
RUBE11
Liechtenstein
RUBE12
RUBE12
RUBE13
Lithuania
RUBE
RUBE
Luxembourg
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE14
Malta
RUBE
RUBE
Netherlands
RUBE
RUBE
Norway
RUBE
RUBE
Poland
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE15
Portugal
RUBE
RUBE
Romania
RUBE
RUBE
Slovakia
RUBE
RUBE
Slovenia
RUBE
RUBE
Spain
RUBE
RUBE
RUBE16
Sweden
RUBE
RUBE17

Footnotes:

  1. If the first dose is given in the first year of life, the recommended interval between the doses is 3 months (minimal interval 4 weeks). If the first dose of MMR is given after the first birthday, the second dose is recommended as early as possible with a minimal interval of 4 weeks.
  2. Given to grade 1 students
  3. MMR vaccination possible from 9 months of age prior to visiting measles-endemic countries and areas where measles outbreaks are known to occur. The recommended two-dose vaccination schedule at 15 months and 4 years still need to be completed if first vaccination before 12 months.
  4. Vaccination can be given from 6 months of age in case of travel abroad. If vaccination starts before 12 months of age, 2 doses are recommended (14-18 months and 6 years) The temporary recommendation of giving measles at 12 months of age was made a permanent recommendation; ie. now MMR should be given from 12-18 months except if travelling abroad to measles infected countries when it can be given from 6 months on. In case MMR is given at 6-11 months, the child needs a second and third dose to complete the series.
  5. 2 doses of MMR one month appart if no previous vaccination ; 1 dose if only one dose previously
  6. Two MMR doses in total among individuals born from 1980. For rubella, one dose of MMR among unvaccinated woman.
  7. 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.
  8. For individuals born after 1970 (one or two doses depending on vaccination history and clinical history)
  9. School-based vaccination in 6th grade
  10. Six-year-old children may be vaccinated with vaccinations for 7-year-old children, if the child is beginning to study in an educational institution.
  11. Catch-up for females not previously vaccinated, with no history of rubella vaccination or disease. 2-dose schedule recommended.
  12. Depending on the risk evaluation of the risk of measles, administration of the second dose of MMR is possible between 12 and 15 months of age. In case of an outbreak, or contact with a measles case, or travel to endemic area, vaccination is recommended starting at six months of age. If the first dose of MMR is given between six and eight months of age, three doses of MMR are necessary to complete the immunisation cycle.
  13. Catch up on vaccination (1 or 2 doses at least one month apart, depending on the number of doses received previously): in particular children, adolescents and adults born after 1963; women of childbearing age or women who have recently given birth. Do not administer this vaccination in case of known pregnancy or immunosuppression
  14. Given the resurgence of measles, all adults born after 1980 who have not received two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccines should recall the MMR vaccine
  15. Catch-up for children who did not receive MMR at 10 years of age. An additional dose should be given by 19 years of age
  16. Two doses at 4 or more weeks interval recommended in individuals born in Spain since 1970 with no documented history of vaccination
  17. Given to 1-2 grade students