Vaccinations & Check-ups

Vaccination in Spain

After  your first visit to see the doctor with your baby, your vaccination booklet will be sent to your home address. This will also include weight and height in order to track your child’s developmental progress.  You should take this information with you to every appointment.


Your child’s health booklet will also include weight and height measurements in order to track your child’s developmental progress.  You should take this information with you to every appointment. The paediatrician will note in your booklet which vaccination your child has received. Once the card is full you should send it to the health authority by mail (your doctor can explain when).  All recommended vaccinations in Spain are free and those that are non-scheduled in the public health system can usually be administered by your nurse or doctor who will provide a prescription for purchase.

You may have to prove certain vaccinations have been given to your child before they will be admitted to nursery, school and holiday play centres.


Immunisation programme information in English

For comparative information on childhood vaccinations in the US and the UK visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx (UK)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html (US)