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Revista Española de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 2173-9110Print version ISSN 1135-5727


NAVARRO-ALONSO, José Antonio; TABOADA-RODRIGUEZ, José Antonio  and  LIMIA-SANCHEZ, Aurora. Toward a New Immunization Schedule in Spain, 2016 (Part 2). Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2016, vol.90, e20002.  Epub Mar 08, 2016. ISSN 2173-9110.

Immunization schedules are intrinsically dynamic in order to embed the immunologic and epidemiologic changes in any specific geographic Region. According to this, the current study addresses a proposal to modify the Childhood Immunization Schedule in Spain. In order to move from a three plus one schema to a two plus one, we undertake a review of the available literature to explore the immunological and clinical rationale behind this change, including an overview of the potential impact on this schedule of premature infants. Additionally, some recommendations are made regarding those Spanish regions that start hepatitis B vaccination at the newborn period.

Keywords : Health policy; Immunization programs; Immunization schedule; Vaccination; Diphtheria; Tetanus; Bordetella pertussis; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus influenzae type b; Spain; Childhood; Public health.

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