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Table 2 The NITAG meetings in the last decade in Israel 2010–2019 – recommendations not accepted

From: The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group in Israel

Year Main issues discussed by NITAG Recommendations
2010 Mumps outbreak 2009–2010 MMR vaccine dose catch-up to all schoolchildren (2nd to 9th grades)
2012 Pertussis vaccination of adults Preference for Tdap vaccine over Td vaccine
HPV vaccination policy HPV catch-up vaccinations for 15–26 years old females
2014 HPV vaccination policy Re-recommendation for HPV catch-up program
Meningococcal serotype B vaccine Men B vaccine in the national program. Relevant data needed, on the preventive system capacity to comply with the requirement for additional vaccination visits.
2017 Vaccinations for the national health basket Herpes Zoster vaccine for 65 years old and above
2018 Measles vaccination policy MMR 2nd dose at age 2 years instead of 1st grade of school
Screening for HBV HBV screening for persons before chemotherapy initiation
Meningococcal serotype B vaccine Including Meningococcal serotype B vaccine in the national routine vaccination program.
Vaccinations for the national health basket Herpes Zoster vaccine for 65 years old and above
2019 Measles vaccination policy Re-recommendation for MMR 2nd dose at age 2 years.