Scientific advice on pertussis


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.


Systematic review on the incubation and infectiousness/shedding period of communicable diseases in children

Systematic review -

​Illnesses caused by infectious diseases are common in children in schools or other childcare settings. Currently there is no common EU approach to the control of communicable diseases in schools or other childcare settings, and existing information is uncertain.