Postnatal Care

Find out about postnatal care for you and your newborn baby in Greece, including a list of potential immunisations necessary…

A paediatrician should be found for the baby, just prior to or after the birth, to perform routine examinations on the baby and administer immunisations. Six weeks after the baby’s birth, the mother will have a medical check-up with her gynaecologist or obstetrician.

Immunisations/vaccinations

Immunisations for babies and young children are administered by their paediatrician. The childhood vaccination schedule (as of April 2007) from the Greek Ministry of Health is as follows:

Greek Childhood Vaccination Schedule
Age: 2 months DTaP (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough)
Hib (against influenza type b)
IPV (against polio)
HepB (against hepatitis b)
MenC (against meningitis c)
PCV7 (against pneumococcal disease)
Age: 4 months DTaP (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough)
Hib (against influenza type b)
IPV (against polio)
HepB (against hepatitis b)
MenC (against meningitis c)
PCV7 (against pneumococcal disease)
Age: 6 months DTaP (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough)
Hib (against influenza type b)
PCV7 (against pneumococcal disease)
Age: 6-18 months IPV (against polio)
HepB (against hepatitis b)
Age: 12-15 months Hib (against influenza type b)
MMR (against measles, mumps, rubella)
PCV7 (against pneumococcal disease)
Age: 12-18 months Var (against varicella)
Age: 15-18 months DTaP (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough)
MenC (against meningitis c)
Age: 4-6 years DTaP (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough)
IPV (against polio)
MMR (against measles, mumps, rubella)
Age: 6 years BCG (against tuberculosis)
Age: 11-18 years Var (against varicella)
Diphtheria booster
Tetanus