Table 1

2011 French immunisation schedule – Recommendations for adults
General recommendations Vaccines 18-23 years 24 years 26-28 years 30-45 years 46-64 years ≥65 years
Diphtheria (d) Tetanus (T) Poliomyelitis (IPV) dT-IPV to be replaced by a single dose of dTaP-IPV for adults who have not received pertussis vaccination since 10 years 1 dose of dT-IPV every 10 years
Acellular pertussis (aP)
Catch-up program Acellular pertussis (aP) Replaced by a single dose of dTaP-IPV for adults who have not previously received pertussis vaccination
Specific and at-risk populations Acellular pertussis (aP) A single dose of dTaP-IPV in adults with the prospect of becoming parents (cocoon), family members during pregnancy and post-partum women (minimum interval of 2 years between 1 dose of dT-IPV and dTaP-IPV

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