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Old 02.09.2008, 20:38
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Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

Hi,

I am planning to move to Switzerland from Netherlands with my newborn baby (2 months old). I would like to know about the Vaccination schedule in Switzerland. Is it matching with Netherlands medical system ?


Age Injection 1 Injection 2
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0 month** HepB**
2 month** DKTP-Hib** Pneu
3 month** DKTP-Hib** Pneu
4 month** DKTP-Hib** Pneu
11 month** DKTP-Hib** Pneu
14 month** BMR** MenC
4 year** DKTP
9 year** DTP** BMR


DKTP-Hib : combinatievaccin tegen difterie, kinkhoest, tetanus, polio en Hib-ziekten (haemophilus influenzae type b). Dit vaccin bevat een acellulair kinkhoestvaccin.

DKTP-Hib-HepB : combinatievaccin tegen difterie, kinkhoest, tetanus, polio, Hib-ziekten (haemophilus influenzae type b) en hepatitis B. Dit vaccin bevat een acellulair kinkhoestvaccin.

BMR : vaccin tegen bof, mazelen en rodehond.

DKTP : vaccin tegen difterie, kinkhoest, tetanus en polio.

DTP : vaccin tegen difterie, tetanus en polio.

MenC : vaccin tegen meningokokken groep C.

HepB : vaccin tegen hepatitis B.




Kind regards,
Krish
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Old 03.09.2008, 00:17
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

You can compare for yourself with the following PDF files that are available in the national languages.

Brochure for parents (2007). Table on p. 17

Official vaccination schedule recommendation (2008). Table on p. 18 (Click "Schweizerischer Impfplan" in the right column)

I'd show the Swiss plan to your Dutch doctor, and make sure that you have all vaccinations documented.
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Are vaccinations compulsory in Switzerland? The school didn't ask for my son's records when we enrolled him so I was just wondering.
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

No they are not a requirement.
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Thanks. That's great to know!
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

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No, hence this year's measles epidemic. Best link I found (OK, I did not search very hard) is Swiss need booster to meet measles target
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The current outbreak, which the health office has classed as an "epidemic", has seen 414 infections since January, of which more than half have occurred in canton Lucerne.

According to officials, vaccination coverage in the central Swiss canton is particularly low, standing at just 78 per cent.

"In Lucerne there is a higher proportion of the population that uses alternative medicine and they tend to vaccinate less against measles," explained Richard.
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

There's a thread about the vaccination discipline in Switzerland here:

Avoiding Vaccination?
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

Thank you.
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Re: Vaccination In Switzerland for newborn

If in doubt you can always go to one of the local Maternity hospitals (such as CHUV) when you arrive and they will be able to give you all the info you need as well as pointing you in the direction of local midwives and pediatricians.
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Old 24.10.2008, 16:30
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Unfortunately not yet. But hopefully this will change, and events like the epidemics will help to make the decision.
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