Children's health

Vaccinating children

The DTP vaccine contains inactivated toxins of diphtheria and tetanus germs and killed (inactivated) pertussis bacteria. Vaccination AKD-C provides immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Foreign counterparts of DTP vaccine is Tetracom and Infanrix.

Vaccine TD (diphtheria toxoid-tetanus) protects against diphtheria and tetanus. The vaccine is indicated for children under 6 years. Applies if the DTP vaccine is contraindicated (for example, when a child is ill with whooping cough)vaccination of children

Inoculation ADP-m differs from the ADB reduced amount of diphtheria toxoid. Used for revaccination of children aged 6 years and adults every 10 years.

The vaccination course consists of 3 vaccinations with an interval of 1.5 months (3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months). Next spend the first booster vaccination at 18 months. Further revaccination include immunizations against diphtheria and tetanus. They are held before entering school (6-7 years), 18 years and adults every 10 years TD vaccine.

All of these vaccines are administered intramuscularly in the buttock or front of the thigh. DTP, TD and TD-M –vaccines are allowed to enter simultaneously with the polio vaccine and other vaccines in the national immunization schedule.

To identify contraindications a paediatrician or immunologist conducts a thorough examination of the child on the day of vaccination. Children exempt from vaccination, vaccinate later, after removal of contraindications.

The part grafted in the first two days can develop Vaccinations against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus are included in the national immunisation schedule in many countries and conducted the majority of children.

Side effects may manifest as short-term total (fever, malaise) and local (pain, redness, swelling) symptoms. Severe vaccination reactions caused by the introduction of these vaccines are rare. They occur in less than 0.3% vaccinated.

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