The calendar of vvaccinations and vaccination recommendations 2016 has just been published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Few changes from to the previous calendar except that, for the first time, shingles vaccine appears there.
Shingles: general recommendations
Vaccination against shingles is recommended for adults aged 65 to 74 years old (it is possible to do this vaccine at the same time as that against seasonal flu). Despite less effectiveness, it is also possible, for one year, that is to say until the publication of the 2017 vaccination schedule, to offer vaccination to people aged 75 to 79 years old.
This live attenuated vaccine is contraindicated in immunocompromised individuals. For now, a single injection seems sufficient.
Yellow fever: what is also changing
The 2016 vaccination calendar also simplifies vaccination against yellow fever: the vaccination booster for residents of the department of French Guiana aged 2 years and over and people from mainland France who are staying there or wish to go there is not no longer necessary, except in special cases. The Ministry of Health is thus following the recommendations of the World Health Organization dating from August 2015.
However, recall is still recommended for:
• Children residing or staying in Guyana before the age of 2: one dose between 9 months and 2 years then a second dose from the age of 6 and within a maximum period of 10 years.
• Women vaccinated for the first time during pregnancy, vaccinated people living with HIV and vaccinated immunocompromised people: a second dose administered 10 years later.
• People whose vaccination against yellow fever dates back more than 10 years: a second dose in the event of active circulation of the virus in the population.
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