It seems many moms are asking if the vaccines giving here are the same as in the US and UK. For the most part vaccines given are the same but might be given at a slightly different schedule then in the US or UK. In the overall though by age of 12 your child will be vaccinated the same as those in the US and UK.
Here is the schedule in Italy
Here is the English definition of the Italian names and abbreviations for the vaccines listed above.
dTpa: Tetanus, diphtheria, & acellular pertussis (Tdap:>7 yrs)
IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
HBV/EpatiteB: Hepatitis B (HepB)
Hib: Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Varicella: varicella (VAR)
MPR: Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
Men C: Meningococcal (Hib-MenCY>6 weeks; MCV4-D>9 mos; MCV4-CRM>2 yrs.)
HPV/papillomavirus: Human papillomavirus (HPV2: females only; HPV4: males and females)
EpatiteA: Hepatitis A (HepA)
For a list of the Vaccines in the US click here:
For a list of the Vaccines in the UK click here:
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