Although vaccination in childhood is widely acknowledged as a major public health instrument for disease prevention, immunization remains important throughout each individuals’ life. Indeed, there are several infectious diseases which predominantly affect older age groups and represent a burden and a cost for individuals and for society as a whole.
The objective of this section is not to provide individual medical guidance but to explain why vaccination might be relevant for a specific country or a specific group of the population. For more specific information regarding any vaccinations that may be recommended for you, you should always contact your doctor.
VACCINES DIFFER PER COUNTRY
For each European country, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issues recommendations regarding the administration of vaccines for specific groups, based on the latest scientific data. Click here to find out more about the recommended vaccines for your country.
VACCINES DIFFER PER AGE GROUP
Depending on your personal situation, you might be exposed or vulnerable to some specific diseases. Click on the icon representing your personal situation to find out which vaccines may be recommended for you.