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Table 1 Routine vaccination schedule in Venezuela, 2011

From: Vaccination Week in the Americas, 2011: an opportunity to assess the routine vaccination program in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Vaccine Recommended age(s) Year of introduction
BCG1 Birth 1940s
Hepatitis B (1st dose) Birth 2000
Yellow fever 1 year 2000
OPV2   
 - Primary series 2 m, 4 m, 6 m 1960s
 - Booster 18 m, 5 years 2009
Pentavalent3   2004
 - Primary series 2 m, 4 m, 6 m  
 - Pentavalent4 (1st DTP Booster) 18 m  
Rotavirus 2 m, 4 m 2006 (modified 2009)
DTP4   
 - 2nd DTP booster 5 years 2009
MMR5 1 year, 5 years MMR 1 (1998); MMR 2 (2009)
Td6 10 years, women of childbearing age, adults 2009 (replaced TT, used since the 1950s)
Influenza (annual) 6-23 months 2006
>60 years
High-risk groups
23-valent pneumococcal >60 years 2008
  1. m = months.
  2. 1 BCG = Bacillus Calmette-Guérin.
  3. 2 OPV = oral poliovirus vaccine.
  4. 3 Pentavalent = diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, and pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b and hepatitis B vaccines.
  5. 4 DTP = diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine.
  6. 5 MMR = measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
  7. 6 Td = Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids for older children and adults.