Vaccine schedules trends in the CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States Differences of immunization calendars between developed countries and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States):

· In developed countries, the whole-cell component of whooping cough is not used, and therefore the multiplicity of vaccines of the DPT group is increased from 3 to 5 and the booster vaccination intervals are reduced;

· Chickenpox vaccination is used in most developed countries. This vaccine is practically absent in immunization calendars of the CIS;

· In developed countries:

  •   A separate vaccination of persons over 60 years of age is provided for the prevention of influenza, using vaccines with an increased antigens content or with an adjuvant;
  • For persons over 60 years of age, the use of the polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine is foreseen;
  • A vaccine against herpes zoster is available for people over 60 years old;
  • Live polio vaccine is not used;
  • Hepatitis A vaccine is widely used as routine immunization in developed countries, despite the "calm" epidemic situation;

There are no similar options in the CIS calendars.


Thus, the main trends in the CIS are:

  • The introduction of three doses of IPV (inactivated polio vaccine);
  • Increase in doses of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccine from 2 to 3-4;
  • Introduction to vaccination against chicken pox in the national calendars;
  • Expansion of influenza vaccination through the inclusion of new populations groups.


* - the CIS - Azarbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan