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Turkey’s National Immunization Program ​

2020

Domestic production of the tetanus diphtheria (Td) vaccine

2019

Endemic rubella virus circulation was cut off for 36 months. Rubella is approved for the period concerned Turkey which have been eliminated by World Health Organization.

2018-2023

Establishment of Turkey Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control Program

2017

Vaccine administration for unvaccinated and undervaccinated children between 0-59 months under temporary protection in Turkey (i.e. refugees)

2016

Administration of bivalent OPV

2013

Addition of chickenpox vaccine to the program

2012

Addition of hepatitis A vaccination to the program

2011

Adoption of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) for administration

2010

Introduction of the administration of DTaP-IPA (Four-in-One Combined Vaccine) vaccine to 1st-graders in all primary schools

2009

Elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT)

2008

Addition of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) to the program

2008

Addition of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) to the program

2006-2007

Vaccination Days against Tetanus

2006-2009

Measles vaccination for the primary and secondary education cohorts

2005-2009

Hepatitis B vaccination for the primary and secondary education cohorts 

2006

Addition of Hib vaccine to the program

2006

Beginning of the Program for the Elimination of Rubella and Prevention of Congenital Rubella Syndrome

2006

Addition of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the program

2003-2005

Vaccination Days against Measles

2002

The Measles Elimination Program begins

1998

The last case of poliomyelitis in Turkey

1998

Addition of hepatitis B vaccine to the program with the Hepatitis B Control Program. 

1995-2000

The National Polio Vaccination Days campaign

1985

The Vaccine Campaign for Turkey

1981

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)

1970

Addition of measles vaccine to the program

1968

Addition of DTaP vaccine to the program 

1963

Addition of Polio (OPV) vaccine to the national program

1952

Administration of BCG vaccine

1937

Administration of diphtheria and pertussis vaccines 

1930

Administration of smallpox vaccine