Meningococcal Disease: 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
2345681112131415162325-61011121314151617181924≥ 25
Austria
MenB1
MenB1
MenB1
MenB
Men C - Men B
Men C - Men B
MCV4
MCV4/MenB
Belgium
MCV4
MCV4
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
MenC
MPSV42
Czech Republic
MenB
MCV4
MCV4
MCV4/MenB
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
MenC
MenC
MenC3
Germany
MenC
MenC
Greece
MCV4/MenB
MenC
MenC
MCV4
MCV4
MCV4/MenB
Hungary
Iceland
MenC
MenC
Ireland
MenB
MenB
MenC
MenB
MenC4
MCV4
Italy
MenB5
MenB5
MenB5
MenB5
MenC6
MCV46
Latvia
Liechtenstein
MenC7
MenC8
Lithuania
MenB
MenB
MenB9
Luxembourg
MenB10
MenC
MenB10
MenC11
MenB10
Malta
MenB
MCV4
MenB
MCV4
MenB
MCV4
Netherlands
MCV412
MCV413
Norway
Poland
MenC
MenC
Portugal
MenB
MenB
MenB - MenC
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
MenC14
MenC14
MCV415
MCV416
Sweden

Footnotes:

  1. Please refer to official recommendations for timing and number of doses required according to age. For infants, 3 doses from 3 months of age with at least one month interval - Booster between 13-15 months.
  2. vaccines only given on specific indications
  3. 1 dose until 24 years
  4. Hib/MenC combined vaccine
  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. not part of the basic vaccination plan. catch-up possible until 5 years of age
  8. not part of the basic vaccination plan. catch-up possible until 20 years of age
  9. Can be administered concomitantly with MMR
  10. Two/three doses recommended in at-risk groups, depending on age. Further information available at: http://sante.public.lu/fr/espace-professionnel/recommandations/conseil-maladies-infectieuses/meningite/2018-avis-vaccination-meningocoque-groupe-b.pdf
  11. see http://sante.public.lu/fr/espace-professionnel/recommandations/conseil-maladies-infectieuses/meningite/2018-vaccination-meningocoque-c.pdf
  12. Replaced MenC in 2018.
  13. Introduced in 2018
  14. Additional information available at https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/prevPromocion/vacunaciones/docs/Preguntas_respuestas_Vacunacion_frente_meningitis.pdf
  15. One dose at 12 years to individuals who have not received any doses of MCV4 since 10 years of age. Additional information available at https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/prevPromocion/vacunaciones/docs/Preguntas_respuestas_Vacunacion_frente_meningitis.pdf
  16. The catch-up vaccination programme for individuals aged 13 to 18 years will be introduced gradually (more information available at: http://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/prevPromocion/vacunaciones/enfmeningococica.htm)