Children’s vaccinations: for or against?

To do child vaccinated or not? Supporters and opponents of vaccination cross swords in a bitter dispute — and those and others is enough “horror stories” as proof of their own innocence. To make a decision, you need to weigh all the “pros” and “cons”.

Most doctors will surely tell you that vaccination is necessary — just right. How is “correctly”? The key thing to remember: only you can instill a healthy baby.

When not to vaccinate

Contraindications to vaccination are divided into permanent and temporary. To permanent are conditions in which vaccination cannot be done at all, namely:

  • strong reaction to a particular vaccine or vaccine-related complication (to use this drug in the future you can not)
  • an allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine: for example, if you are allergic to Baker’s yeast excluded vaccination against hepatitis b, if you are allergic to chicken protein are not recommended vaccinations against influenza, measles and mumps
  • degenerative diseases of the nervous system; epilepsy not controlled with medication
  • oncological disease
  • immunodeficiency (in this case banned vaccinations with live vaccines).

Temporary contraindications are conditions under which to vaccinate as it is impossible, but vaccination is acceptable in the moment when the crisis has passed. These include:

  • any acute illness. Medical withdrawal of vaccination after acute respiratory illness is given for 2-4 weeks, pneumonia or meningitis delaying vaccination for a few months. In that case, if my child was diagnosed with infection of the urogenital system, vaccinations can only be done 3-6 months after complete recovery
  • exacerbation of any chronic disease (atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, chronic pyelonephritis etc.)
  • recent surgery (vaccination is possible only after a month after discharge from the hospital)
  • blood transfusion (living weakened vaccines of the kid can instill only 3 months after the procedure)

Vaccination schedule

Basic vaccines a child gets in the first year of life, so that from two to up to six years vaccination almost never is. However, Moscow once yearlings are vaccinated against pneumococcal infection and varicella, and if the child goes to kindergarten — and even hepatitis A. In 6 years preschoolers boosted against measles, rubella and mumps, and seven-year-olds already in the school be vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria and tetanus.

A nationwide vaccination schedule, in contrast to the capital, do not include vaccination against pneumococcal disease, varicella and hepatitis A.

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