Prevention and control measures for diphtheria

An effective vaccine is available against diphtheria and mass immunisation has led to the reduction in the number of cases in Europe.

Diphtheria vaccination

Expert opinion on childhood immunisation schedule: Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination

Expert opinion -

Current childhood vaccination schedules are the result of historical tradition, compliance with provision of health services and national vaccine registration. They have been designed on the basis of different needs related to how the healthcare system – but also the education system – is organised at national level.

Immunisation & childhood vaccination