Vaccination in Kiev will help protect a child from various infectious diseases – this is the most effective and only way to protect the health and life of a child.
Vaccination is the most effective and sometimes the only reliable way to protect your child’s health and life from different infectious diseases in Kyiv.
Vaccination in Kyiv
Vaccine: do or no do?
This question worries all parents. You shouldn’t forget that Your children’s health – lies in Your hands! And it’s only You who takes the responsibility to vaccinate your child or not. However, the statistics irrefutably supports vaccination.
A few facts about vaccination:
According to WHO, immunization protects against disability and reduces mortality from dangerous infectious diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, whooping cough, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus infection, rubella, mumps, tetanus, hemophilic infection, influenza, chickenpox, papilloma virus person.
There are vaccines against these and other dangerous diseases that reduce the risk of morbidity by as much as 90-100%. That is why WHO recommends regular vaccination of both children (from birth) and adults.
Immunization (as defined by WHO) is the process by which a person gains immunity or becomes immune to an infectious disease by administering a vaccine. The role of vaccines is to stimulate the body’s immune system to protect against life-threatening infectious diseases.
According to WHO estimates, immunization prevents 2 to 3 million deaths annually. And mortality could be reduced by another 1.5 million if vaccination coverage became global.
If I vaccinate my child, they won’t get sick again?
Vaccination doesn’t protect the child from infectious diseases to 100% extent, but it significantly lowers the risk of falling ill, especially in kids under 1 year. This very important, because the younger your child is, the more their immune system requires help. And if your child falls ill nevertheless, the vaccine, injected earlier, will accelerate the recovery and prevent complications from taking place.
What infections does vaccination prevent against?
Hepatitis A and B are viral infections that cause liver damage, which can subsequently lead to cirrhosis and even liver cancer.
Haemophilus influenzae (Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria) is the cause of meningitis and pneumonia, dangerous diseases that can cause serious complications, even death.
Human papillomavirus is the most common genital tract virus infection that leads to the higher risk of developing cervical cancer. According to official statistics from the Ministry of Health, this type of cancer takes the lives of 6 Ukrainians daily.
Measles is an infectious and highly contagious disease accompanied by fever and a rash. Measles is dangerous because of its complications: it can lead to blindness, encephalitis, and death.
Chicken pox (chickenpox) is an acute viral disease. Sometimes it is possible to develop complications such as encephalitis, myocarditis, pyoderma, lymphadenitis and death.
Meningitis A is an infection that causes severe brain damage and often leads to death.
Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by diphtheria bacillus, which secretes a very poisonous toxin. In addition to severe intoxication, there is a high risk of respiratory arrest and death.
Whooping cough is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is very dangerous for children under 2 years old.
Mumps (infectious parotits) develops after infection with a highly infectious virus. The disease can lead to a number of complications, for example, viral meningitis, orchitis, and as a result, infertility in boys.
Influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by the flu virus. According to WHO estimates, from 250 to 500 thousand people die each year from global seasonal epidemics, and in some years the number of deaths can reach one million.
Pneumococcal infections include pneumonia, meningitis and febrile bacteremia, as well as otitis media, sinusitis and bronchitis.
Polio is an infectious viral disease that can lead to irreversible paralysis.
Rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrheal diseases in young children. The disease is dangerous for babies because of severe dehydration and consequent death. By the way, in most countries this vaccination is mandatory.
Rubella is a viral disease that usually has a mild course in children. But an infection in early pregnancy can lead to fetal death or congenital rubella syndrome, which often causes damage to the brain, heart, eyes, and ears. Therefore, if the disease is detected in the 1st trimester of pregnancy, in 100% of cases, the termination is indicated.
Tetanus is caused by bacteria that multiply in the absence of oxygen, for example, in dirty wounds or in a poorly sterilized umbilical cord. Bacteria produce a toxin that can lead to serious consequences and death.
When should I vaccinate my child?
At KinderKlinik we vaccinate children starting from birth (according to immunization calendar), including additional vaccination.
How is vaccination performed?
Prior to vaccination, a consultation by a pediatrician is required. At the consultation, the specialist will answer all your questions: How and when is it best to vaccinate a child? Can a child with a birth injury, premature babies, allergic kids and asthmatics be vaccinated?
Immediately before the vaccination, a KinderKlinik doctor will examine the child, review the results of the tests, and determine if the child is allergic to the vaccine. Our doctors and nurses have tremendous experience in vaccinations.
KinderKlinik specialists vaccinate against such infectious diseases as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, hemophilic infection, polio, pertussis, chickenpox, meningococcal and pneumococcal infections, influenza, HPV, etc. We will draw up an individual vaccination plan taking into account the characteristics of your child.
Are there any contraindications to vaccinating the child?
There are very few contraindications, but the doctor is always aware of them and is ready to explain everything, draw up an individual plan of vaccinations and even perform a prick-test (test to exclude an allergic reaction to the components of a vaccine).
In the Vaccination Procedure, compulsory vaccinations are indicated – according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 551 of 08/11/2014 “On improving the implementation of preventive vaccinations in Ukraine”).
* Vaccinations recommended for use in European countries.
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