The vaccination calendar indicates the ages at which to administer the systematic vaccinations, meaning those that all children in Spain should get (compulsory vaccinations).
Most of the systematic vaccinations are financed by government agencies. These vaccinations are required for all children and are reflected in the vaccination calendar.
Some systematic vaccinations are not financed by the government. As a result, these vaccines are recommended, such as the rotavirus, meningococcal B and the tetravalent anti-meningococcal vaccine for adolescents.
There is another type of vaccine that is not shown on the calendar but that is recommended for at-risk groups, meaning children or adolescents that, because of their characteristics, are more likely to contract the disease or suffer serious consequences if they have it. For example, the flu vaccine is recommended for all children and adolescents who have respiratory problems, as is the hepatitis vaccine for children with chronic liver disease or hemophilia.