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Table 2 Vaccination policy overview by country for pregnant women and the general population

From: Differences in pandemic influenza vaccination policies for pregnant women in Europe

Country Vaccination strategy for Pregnant women Vaccination strategy for the general population
  Policy Trimesters Vaccines1  
   1 2 3   
Austria Yes   Cev The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Belgium Yes   Pad Priority groups only4
Czech Republic2 No      No
Croatia3 No      No
Denmark Yes   Pad Priority groups only4
Finland Yes Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
France Yes   Pan The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Germany Yes   Pad, PIV [14] The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Greece Yes   Foc, Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Hungary Yes Flu The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Ireland Yes   Cev, Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Italy Yes   Foc The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Latvia No   No
Malta Yes Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Netherlands Yes   Foc Priority groups only4
Norway Yes   Cev, Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Poland No   No
Portugal Yes   Pad Priority groups only4
Slovakia Yes Pan The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Slovenia Yes Cev, Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Spain Yes Pan Priority groups only4
Sweden Yes Pad The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
Switzerland Yes   Cel, Foc The entire population was offered the vaccine and certain groups4 were prioritized
United Kingdom Yes Cev, Pad Priority groups only4
  1. 1Cel = Celtura® (Novartis), Cev = Celvapan® (Baxter), Flu = Fluval P® (Omnivest), Foc = Focetria® (Novartis), Pad = Pandemrix® (Glaxo Smith Kline), Pan = Panenza® (Sanofi Pasteur), PIV = CSL Pandemic Influenza Vaccine® (CSL Biotherapies). Of these vaccines Celtura, Fluval P, Focetria and Pandemrix are adjuvanted while Celvapan, Panenza and CSL Pandemic Influenza Vaccine are non-adjuvanted. Celtura, Fluval P, Focetria, Pandemrix, Panenza and CSL Pandemic Influenza Vaccine contain Thiomersal while Celvapan does not contain Thiomersal.
  2. 2In Czech Republic the Pandemrix vaccine was unofficially recommended to pregnant women of 2nd and 3rd trimester and a small number of pregnant women were vaccinated. The vaccine was offered to the general population. There was no official vaccination policy.
  3. 3In Croatia, pregnant woman of 2nd and 3rd trimester and the general population could apply for vaccination with the Focetria vaccine via health insurance and a small number of pregnant women were vaccinated. There was no official vaccination policy.
  4. 4Priority groups include one or more of the following groups: pregnant women, health care workers, persons suffering from specific co-morbidities and/or people working in essential public services.