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Vaccinations

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All children resident in Norway are offered immunisation against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping cough
  • Hib infection (haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella/German measles
  • Tuberculosis

The immunisation programme is determined by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The immunisation programme is voluntary, though the authorities in Norway recommend that all children be immunised.

The immunisation programme is free. Vaccinations are usually carried out by public health clinics and the school health service in the local authority providing the immunisation.

The immunisation programme follows this table:

The child’s ageImmunisation against
3 monthsDiphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough, Hib infection, poliomyelitis
5 monthsDiphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough, Hib infection, poliomyelitis
11–12 monthsDiphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough, Hib infection, poliomyelitis
15 monthsMeasles/mumps/rubella
6–8 yearsPoliomyelitis
11–12 years Diphtheria/tetanus
12–13 yearsMeasles /mumps/rubella
Lower secondary schoolPoliomyelitis, tuberculosis

Why do the Norwegian authorities recommend that all children follow the immunisation programme?

What might happen if a lot of people choose not to follow the immunisation programme?

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