Children's health

Prevention of rubella

Rubella in a childAccording to the national calendar of preventive vaccination vaccination against rubella is carried out for all children in the absence of contraindications in 1 year, a booster is 6 years old. If vaccination or revaccination was not conducted on time, the vaccinated child can be done at any age. Before the vaccination you should make sure that the child has not had chicken pox.

The particular danger of rubella is during pregnancy. If the expectant mother takes rubella, the probability of intrauterine infection of the fetus is very high. Unfortunately, the rubella virus has a tropism for fetal tissue and may significantly impair the development of the fetus. The most typical manifestations of congenital rubella are lesions of the eye (cataract, glaucoma, corneal opacity, deafness, and congenital heart defects. It’s hard to believe ,but the disease rubella 3-4 week of pregnancy causes congenital malformations in 60% of cases, 9-12 week — 15% and 13-16 week — in 7% of cases.

That’s why the girls are over 18 years who have not had chicken pox in childhood and have not been vaccinated previously, I advise you to vaccinate. Remember that from the moment of introduction of the vaccine before pregnancy should take at least three months.

Currently registered single: Radiux (France), rubella vaccine (India), rubella vaccine (Croatia), as well as combined triacsin for vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella. These include MMP-II (Netherlands) and Priorix (Belgium). The use of combined triacsin not increase the risk of post-vaccination complications, however, reduces the amount of ballast substances contained in each vaccine. In addition, instead of three injections a child receives one, so vaccination is better tolerated by the child’s body.

Vaccination may be undertaken in the clinic at the place of residence or in private medical centre.

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