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An Pediatr (Barc). 2008 Jan;68(1):58-62.

[Criteria for including vaccines in the immunization schedule of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics].

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Comité Asesor de Vacunas de la Asociación Española de Pediatría, España.


The Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics analyzes and discusses the criteria followed when preparing their yearly Recommended Immunization Schedule for children and adolescents. The relative importance of each criterion in the final recommendation is assessed. Following a review of the current state of affairs of childhood immunization in Spain and of the crucial role played by pediatricians, some reflections are presented on the problems derived from the vaccines recommended by this Committee but not covered by the national health system. Suggestions are made for individual pediatricians who may need to establish specific priorities in the recommendation of these vaccines.

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