In July 2004 varicella (chickenpox) vaccination was added to the national routine vaccination schedule for all children in Germany, which is the first country in the European Union to do this. The Ständige Impfkommission (standing committee on vaccination, STIKO) at the Robert Koch-Institut in Germany announced the change in their recently published update to the national vaccine schedule.
Auteur : Rasch G, Hellenbrand W
Eurosurveillance, 2004, vol. 8, n°. 31