The High Health Council (HGR) has revised its recommendation on measles vaccination. The age of the second dose of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is increased from 10 to 7-9 years "to better control measles eradication for the Belgian population."
Children receive the first vaccination when they are one year old. But, secondly, they only receive a second shot when they are ten and it is too late, according to the Dutch Higher Health Council.
"Research has shown that a recurrent vaccine is forgotten less often when used at a younger age," explains Corinne Vandermeulen (KU Leuven). latest news.
In fact, about 95% of adults had to have two injections. Now this is only 87.
Corinne Vandermeulen believes that the World Health Organization has asked our country to adapt the vaccination plan. "They do it for a while abroad," she says.
Over the past few weeks, more attention has been paid to measles. Therefore, the disease, of course, is in our country. 900 students and university staff took part in the 900 weekend in Los Angeles, because the measles was a university.
During the World Health Organization's annual International Vaccination Week, which highlights the benefit of vaccination, the HGR High Health Council not only adjusts its main vaccination calendar, but also reviews its recommendations on seasonal influenza 2019-2020.
According to SHC, all people aged 50 to 65 years should be considered for vaccination against seasonal flu. The Council also recommends vaccination against influenza from mid-October to mid-December.
Full recommendations can be found on the website of the High Health Council.