Vaccination of children in Norway

All children living in Norway are offered vaccines through the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

Smiling child
Foto: Johnér Bildbyrå AB

When to vaccinate

Vaccination usually begins when a child is six weeks old. Since several of the diseases affect younger children the hardest, delays should be avoided.

Booster doses are given when the child has reached school age. The rotavirus vaccine is given orally, while the other vaccines are given by injection.

Mercury is not used as a preservative in any of the vaccines in the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

Not compulsory