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Table 2 Major changes in the Dutch NIP from 1988 to 2011

From: Gender-specific mortality in DTP-IPV- and MMR ± MenC-eligible age groups to determine possible sex-differential effects of vaccination: an observational study

Month/Year Change
July 1993 Introduction of vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease for all children born on or after 1st April 1993
January 1999 Advanced age for start of primary vaccinations from 3 to 2 months
July 2001 Acellular pertussis vaccine added at 4 years of age for all children born on or after 1st January 1998
September 2002 Meningococcal serogroup C vaccine added at 14 months of age for all children born on or after 1st June 2001 and a catch-up campaign for everyone up to the age of 19 years
March 2003 Hepatitis B vaccination added for infants in specified risk groups at 2, 4, and 11 months of age for all children born on or after 1st January 2003
Haemophilus influenza serotype b vaccine given with the DTwP-IPV vaccine at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age for all children born on or after 1st April 2002
January 2005 Whole cell pertussis component of the DTwP-IPV vaccine was replaced by the acellular pertussis component at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age for all children born after the 1st February 2004
January 2006 Hepatitis B vaccination added at birth for children of mothers who tested positive for HBsAg
June 2006 Pneumococcal vaccination added at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age for children born on or after 1st April 2006
Introduction of combined vaccine DTaP-HBV-IPV/Hib at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age for children in specified risk groups born on or after 1st April 2006
July/August 2006 Transition to combined DTaP-IPV vaccine for children at 4 years of age born from July/August 2002 onwards
January 2008 Hepatitis B vaccination added for children with Down syndrome born on or after 1st January 2008
March 2009 Human papillomavirus (HPV) catch-up campaign for girls born 1993-1996
January 2010 HPV vaccination for 12-year-old girls born on or after 1st January 1997
March 2011 The 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine was replaced by the 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine for children born on or after 1st March 2011
August 2011 Hepatitis B vaccination introduced for all children born on or after 1st August 2011