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Adults also need to get vaccinated. All adults should be properly vaccinated against tetanus and diphtheria, and receive a tetanus-diphtheria booster around the ages of 40 and 65 years. As of 65 years of age, they will receive a 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine and an annual flu vaccine.
Pregnant women should receive the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine in every pregnancy as of 27 weeks gestation.
Other vaccines may depend on professions, for example health professionals, law enforcement professionals, sex workers and others should receive a hepatitis B vaccine.
‘Vaccination schedule’ means the chronological sequence of vaccines that are routinely administered in a country or region.
The routine vaccination schedule in Catalonia includes the vaccines recommended by the Catalan Ministry of Health, given at the time most appropriate to the epidemiological situation in Catalonia. It starts when a person is 2 months of age, and lasts until they are 14 years.
It currently includes the following vaccines:
Hexavalent: protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis B.
DTaP-IPV: protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.
Td: protects against tetanus and diphtheria.
Pneumococcal conjugate: protects against 13 pneumococcal serotypes.