||A three-dose primary course vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis is mandatory. Booster doses are mandatory before 18 months for diphtheria and until 13 years for poliomyelitis.
||Two MMR doses regimen recommended for children born in 1992 or later if not previously vaccinated. One MMR dose regimen recommended for children and adults born between 1980 and 1991 if not previously vaccinated.
||A three-dose primary course of HepB is recommended at 11-13 years only if not previously vaccinated.
||BCG vaccination is highly recommended at birth or within the first month of life for children at-risk of tuberculosis. Vaccination can be performed until 15 years of age. BCG vaccination was previously mandatory until July 2007.
||For children entering day-care centres this dose is recommended at 9 months of age.
||HepB vaccination must be given at birth for infants born to HBsAg positive mothers.
||HPV vaccine (against papilloma viruses 6, 11, 16, 18) is recommended to all 14 years old females and given as a three dose regime at a 0-2-6 month schedule.
Yellow fever is recommended for the residents of French Guyana from 6 months of age.
aP is recommended to certain categories of health professionals and adults that may become parents in the following months or years.
MMR catch-up programmes:
For those between the ages of 2-14 years and previously not vaccinated: two doses of MMR are recommended at least with a one month interval.
For those between 15-26 years and not previously vaccinated: one dose of MMR is recommended.
HepB catch-up programme:
For those previously unvaccinated a 3 dose course of HepB is recommended at 0-1-6 months.
Rubella vaccine is recommended to unimmunised women of child-bearing age from the age of 26 years.
HPV catch-up programme:
For 15-23 year-old females who have not started their sexual life or within the first year following the beginning of sexual activity.
Measles, mumps and rubella:
1970: Introduction of the rubella vaccine into the national vaccination schedule for adolescent girls.
1983: Introduction of the measles vaccine into the national vaccination schedule at 12-15 months combined with rubella.
1986: Introduction of the combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) into the national vaccination schedule. Vaccination recommended at the age of 15 months.
1996: Second dose of MMR introduced into the national vaccination schedule at 11-13 years
1997: Age for the second dose of MMR lowered to 3-6 years.
2005: Recommended age for first MMR dose (MMR1) lowered to 12 months. Recommended age for second MMR dose (MMR2) lowered to 13-24 months. Catch-up vaccination for MMR1 and MMR2 recommended for children born in 1992 or later. Catch-up vaccination for MMR1 recommended for adolescents and adults born between 1980 and 1991.
This summary chart is adapted from the national immunisation schedule for France, recommended by the Haut conseil de la santé publique. More information on the childhood vaccination schedule in France may be accessed through the Ministry of Health website (in French).