In the field of activities of the Medical Mission, vaccinations are administered according to the instructions of the National Immunization Program (NIP). The vaccination scheme as it has been used since June 1, 2005, is set forth in the table below.

Age

Hep B

Pentavalent

Polio

MMR

YF

0 months 1st
2 months 1st 1st
4 months 2nd 2nd
6 months 3rd 3rd
12 months 1st 1st
18 months 1st DPT booster 1st booster

 

Hep B = Hepatitis B
Pentavalent = diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemophilus influenzae type B
(HiB) and Hepatitis B
DPT = Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
MMR = Mumps, Measles and Rubella
YF = Yellow Fever

In the period before June 1, 2005, the schedule below was used of which the degree of coverage is shown in the chart.

Age

DPT

Polio

MMR

YK

3 months 1st 1st
4 months 2nd 2nd
5 months 3rd 3rd
12 months 1st booster 1st booster 1st 1st

 

DPT = Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
MMR = umps, Measles and Rubella
YF = Yellow Fever

A second treatment of the tetanus vaccination is given in the first grade of primary school. Since June 1, 2005, six consults are required to completely immunize a child.

In addition to vaccination of the children, there are also tetanus vaccinations for adults. In each pregnancy, the so-called tetanus status of the woman is verified and she is vaccinated, if necessary. The same is true for people who come to the clinics with wounds that make the tetanus shot necessary.

The vaccination coverage for the people of the interior from 1998 –2004 is shown in the chart below.

Graph: Vaccination Coverage Per Year

 Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio3
MMR