Free vaccinations for children

All staff members of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna have joined forces to implement the measures taken to combat the coronavirus. Therefore there are currently no vaccinations at the district health offices! Until further notice, you can only get TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccinations, all vaccinations included in the children’s vaccination programme, a check of your vaccination records, and other recommended chargeable vaccinations at the vaccination service (Impfservice Town Town) or from your family doctor upon prior appointment!

Doctor with child in examination

The immunisation plan of the Federal Ministry of Health was established in 1998 and guarantees free vaccinations for children and young adults up to the age of 15 years. The immunisation plan is jointly financed by the Federal Ministry of Health, the provinces and the social insurance agencies.


Vaccinations for children in accordance with the immunisation plan

For children from 0 to 6 years of age

  • combined vaccine for diphtheria - whooping cough (pertussis) - tetanus - haemophilus influenzae b - poliomyelitis - hepatitis B
  • combined vaccine for measles - mumps - rubella
  • pneumococcus
  • rotavirus

Vaccination centres

For school children from 6 to 15 years of age

  • Hepatitis B
  • combined vaccine for measles - mumps - rubella
  • combined vaccine for diphtheria - whooping cough (pertussis) - tetanus - poliomyelitis
  • meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MEC4)
  • human papilloma virus (HPV) for children from 9 to 11 years of age

Vaccination centres

School medical officers set the vaccination dates after consulting the school principal. Parents or legal guardians are informed of the vaccination dates in writing ahead of time. Vaccination series already begun can be completed until 15 years of age. Polio vaccination is now recommended as an injection (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) only. It is free of charge up to the age of 21 and is performed at the vaccination centres.

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