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Table 2 Current pertussis vaccination schedules in Western countries (modified from[7],[37], and[38])

From: Pertussis re-emergence in the post-vaccination era

  Age at primary series (months) Childhood and adolescent boosters Adult boosters
Austria 3, 5 e 12 7-9 years and 13–15 years (only for those who previously received a Td booster) Every 10 years
Belgium 2, 3 and 4 15 months, 5–7 years and 14–16 years Cocoon, health-care workers, adults in contact with young children, day-care personnel
Finland 3, 5 and 12 4 years and 14–15 years Adults (who did not receive any pertussis vaccination in the past 10 years), all health-care workers and cocoon
France 2, 3 and 4 16-18 months and 11–13 years Cocoon, young adults (booster at 26–28 years)
Germany 2, 3 and 4 11-14 months, 5–6 years and 9–17 years Every 10 years, cocoon
Italy 3, 5 and 11 5-6 years (and 11–15 years*) ..
Netherlands 2, 3 and 4 11 months and 4 years Cocoon, pregnant women
Poland 2, 4 and 6 16-18 months and 6 years ..
Switzerland 2, 4 and 6 15-24 months and 4–7 years; (11–15 years catch-up) Cocoon, young adults (booster at 25 years, 26–29 years catch-up, and to adults of any age in personal or professional contacts with infants ≤ 6 months
Canada 2, 4 and 6 16-18 months, 4–6 years and 14–16 years Adults
United Kingdom 2, 3 and 4 3-5 years Cocoon, pregnant women
United States 2, 4 and 6 15-18 months, 4–6 years and 11–12 years Cocoon, pregnant women, health-care workers, adults (who did not receive any pertussis vaccination in the past 10 years)
Australia 2, 4 and 6 4 years and 11–12 years Adults planning a pregnancy, cocoon (including grand-parent), adults who work with young children (child-care workers and health-care workers)
  1. *Only in some regions.