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Measles, hepatitis B ... update on new mandatory vaccines

Measles, hepatitis B ... update on new mandatory vaccines


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As of January 1, 2018, the vaccination schedule is being supplemented by 8 vaccines that were previously only recommended but considered "essential" by the health authorities: MMR, hepatitis B, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae b, pneumococcus, meningococcal C. babies born as of January 1, 2018.

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

  • When? The first injection should take place as early as 1 year, or even 9 months for a baby kept in community. The second injection is scheduled between 16 and 18 months.
  • Why ?Health authorities indicate that the number of measles cases is increasing. Very contagious, measles can lead to complications (pneumonia, brain damage), and sometimes even death. Mumps can degenerate into meningitis and rubella can be dangerous if a child passes it on to a pregnant woman.

Hepatitis B

  • When? Administered in two injections (at 2 and 4 months) and a booster at 11 months, the vaccine immunizes your baby.
  • Why ? Your child will be protected for life against severe liver disease that he or she could contract as a teenager.

Whooping cough

  • When? Vaccination is done in 2 injections at 2 and 4 months. Reminders at 11 months, 6 years and 11-13 years.
  • Why ?Although it often goes unnoticed by adults and adolescents, pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can quickly become complicated in children (respiratory or neurological complications). It is therefore necessary to protect baby especially in times of epidemic.

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