Child Vaccinations Schedule For Spain
If you are a parent, it's important that you make sure your children are immunised against the most common diseases. Some of the diseases below can be fatal so it is vital that you make sure that your children are vaccinated at the right time and inline with the following vaccine schedule.
The vaccination process here in Spain is very similar to the UK and other European countries and we would encourage you to take a moment to read the information below and become familiar with the procedures.
In Spain, each child up to the age of 14 is assigned a paediatrician at the local doctors or health centre (Centro de Salud).
If your child was born outside of Spain, you will need to inform your paediatrician as to which vaccinations they have already had and when. In most cases, you will already have these details in your child's existing record book.
If your child is born in Spain, you will be given a health record book to keep track of their immunisations and other important information about the birth of the child.
Your paediatrician will usually be able to provide you with a schedule of when your child's vaccinations are due. If not, you can find an official vaccine schedule for each of the autonomous regions in Spain below which has been provided by the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Asociación Española de Pediatría)
Just click on the link and then select the region in which you currently live.
Although it's not a legal requirement to get your child immunised, it is highly recommended. In some cases, it can be difficult to get your child into school and summer clubs here if there is no immunisation record. All vaccinations in Spain are free under the national health service and are usually required up to the age of 14 years.
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February 16, 2012