Vaccination of the child

Vaccination is a very effective way to protect your child against infectious diseases. Preventing infection also leads to protection of those around him. If too many are not vaccinated, the herd protection will break and the disease will spread to society.

Not all vaccinations are included in the national vaccination program, although the protection they provide is important for the health of the child. Chicken pox vaccination is recommended for anyone over 1 year of age. Vaccination against influenza is also recommended, but especially those at risk (eg asthma sufferers) should be protected against seasonal influenza. Your doctor and the vaccine nurse will tell you about the properties of the vaccine and its effectiveness.

Through vaccination, the body’s defense system produces protective antibodies against the disease agent. Antibodies produced after vaccination are now ready to defend the child when the actual disease strikes and the attacking virus is rapidly destroyed without symptoms.

Vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent highly contagious and serious diseases. Some vaccinations provide protection for the rest of their lives, some vaccinations need to be further strengthened later. In addition to vaccines under the National Vaccination Program, there are other child-protective vaccines. These include influenza vaccines, varicella vaccine, hepatitis A and B vaccines, tuberculosis vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine.

Vaccination of allergic

In most cases, people with allergies receive the vaccinations normally. For example, hypersensitivity to egg, formaldehyde or antibiotic rarely prevents vaccination.

LT Péter Csonka, Specialist in Pediatrics

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