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France - Vaccinations

There are no particular vaccinations required for entering France.

Here are all the vaccinations needed for children:

The BCG vaccination is reserved for young children living in risky areas. It's compulsory when the children begin to have contact with each other in nurseries and schools. The vaccination must be done betwen 3 and 12 months maximum after the child starts kindergarten or nursery school.

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Haemophilus influenza B
3 injections in monthly intervals.

Hepatitis B
2 injections in monthly intervals and the third injection six months after the first one. The vaccination against hepatitis B is recommended when the baby is two months old.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella
This vaccination is recommended for all children. The vaccination against measles can be done as early as nine  months for children who spend a lot of time in a creche (pre-school care) for instance. This vaccination is followed by another vaccination six months later.

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio  
Tetanus and Polio should be renewed every ten years.

Prevention of disease for seniors
Three injections are recommended for old people:
• Flu (influenza) 
• Pneumococcus
• Tetanus

Injections especially recommended for travellers can also be done.


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