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Phasing-put of the temporary vaccination programme

Since Week 7/8 2016, the childhood vaccination programme has temporarily employed the Hexyon vaccine®, which - in addition to protecting against the same conditions as the DTaP-IPV/Act-Hib® - also protects against hepatitis B, EPI-NEWS 3/16 and 5/16.

The temporary vaccination programme starts the phase-out on 3 April 2017.

All children who initiate the vaccination programme as from that date will therefore receive the DTaP-IPV/Act-Hib®.
Children who have started vaccination under the temporary vaccination programme with Hexyon® are offered to conclude their vaccination with this vaccine.

In an upcoming issue of EPI-NEWS, we will bring more detailed information about the phase-out.

(Department of Infection Epidemiology and Prevention)

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