Vaccinations in Italy

Certain vaccinations are obligatory in Italy
Depending on the age between zero and sixteen, the following vaccines are obligatory:
  • polio
  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • hepatitis B
  • whooping cough
  • Haemophilus influenzae B
  • measles
  • german measles
  • mumps
  • chickenpox
The following vaccines, though not obligatory, are recommended:
  • meningococcal disease B
  • meningococcal disease C
  • pneumonococcal disease
  • rotavirus.
To visualize the vaccine calendar for 2017 – 2019 click on: http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pagineAree_4829_listaFile_itemName_0_file.pdf

Following the laws requiring vaccinations in Italy, the rate of vaccination against diseases like measles, chickenpox, German measles and mumps has increased. Nevertheless there can be isolated cases of these diseases. We strongly recommend to check your children’s vaccinations and to speak with our pediatricians.

The hepatitis A vaccine is not obligatory, but while rare, it is possible to contract hepatitis A from eating raw shellfish.