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New immunization schedule 2015

New immunization schedule 2015

Vaccine Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics updated every year the schedule of recommended vaccines within the Spanish territory on the basis of the scientific evidence on effectiveness and safety obtained by investigations throughout the year.

We bring the new calendar 2015 and proceed to discuss the changes with respect to the previous year:

Changes in relation to the calendar last year:

HPV Change in dose vaccination against human papillomavirus: 2 instead of the recommended 3 doses used until now to see which dose efficiency is not reduced.

B meningococcal meningitis B vaccine passes first to be accepted into the immunization schedule, although time is only for hospital use.

Chickenpox The chickenpox vaccine he was recommended and funded before children 12-15 months and a second dose at 2-3 years of age.

But a change in the legislation eliminated these two vaccines (without possibility of buying in pharmacies throughout Spain) and delayed to age 14 for children who have not passed the disease by then.

Meningococcal C meningococcal C vaccine happens to have a vaccination schedule: one dose at 2 and 4 months or 4 months only, one at 12 months and a third at 12 years old.

Immunization Schedule: age of HPV vaccine administration

Immunization Schedule age of HPV vaccine administration

Spain does not have a single vaccination schedule, each community has its own, causing problems of information and discontent. The Peninsula has a 80% vaccination rate, but there is an inconvenience that lies on the percentage of each region. There are large differences between each other, in the Basque Country and Catalonia the vaccination rate is around 90% while in Andalusia the level drops dramatically to less than 50%.

According to the 2013 report of the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 290 million women are affected by human papillomavirus, known as HPV virus. Around 528,000 new cases occur and it is estimated that 75-80% of sexually active people may become infected at some point in his life, including men who may also be carriers and contracting this disease.

The Ministry of Health, has made ​​a structure in the administration of the HPV vaccine whereas today, the beginning of the first sexual intercourse is increasingly early, we decided to overtake the 12 years the administration of the vaccine virus Human papillomavirus (HPV) in women, and include men studied in the next immunization schedules, as well it is doing in countries like the US or Australia.

Dr. Esther Redondo, coordinator of preventive activities of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians, mentioned that vaccination is an act of solidarity with the rest of society, and thanks to the injection of the HPV vaccine can prevent disease transmission sexual.

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