The recommended programme for children and adolescents in Norway includes vaccines against twelwe different diseases:
- Whooping cough
- infection with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal disease
- Rubella (German measles)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Children in defined risk groups are also offered the vaccine against tuberculosis in infancy. Both doses of vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio are recommended for adults every 10 years.
All of these diseases can cause life-threatening illnesses or result in severe complications.