Children in the process of their growth and development have moretoo weak immunity, therefore they often suffer from various infectious diseases, such as diphtheria and whooping cough, as well as polio and tetanus. Therefore, in the first year of life (and in the future) vaccination is so necessary. It will help protect the child from the most dangerous infections and develop him or her immunity to this or that disease. Pertussis is too dangerous for young children: the likelihood of the disease is too high, it is very severe, the child may develop complications that lead to hemorrhages in the brain, especially in children under the age of one year. And tetanus, diphtheria and poliomyelitis can not be called trivial infections.
Infantricks vaccine: instructions for use
After they began to make children vaccinations(DTP vaccine, Infanricks), diseases such as whooping cough and diphtheria have risen very, very rarely. Although recently (due to massive refusals of vaccination), such ailments again "raise their heads." Currently, a new and fairly high-quality Infanrix vaccine is being used most often, which is produced in the UK by Glaxo Smith Klein. It is the first cell-free vaccine that contains only aculeulant pertussis antigen, which allows to significantly reduce the risks of complications and reactions after the introduction of serum, especially in young children.
Infanrix vaccine is also good, with its helpit is possible to carry out not only primary vaccination, but also revaccination, including children older than 4 years. In some countries, such a vaccine has been used for a long time.
Infantricks vaccine exists in several forms.
The first one is Infanrix Hex. It is used to prevent diseases such as poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, as well as hepatitis B and hemophilic infection. Thus, one vaccine protects against six types of infections, hence the name "hexa." This vaccine contains tetanus and diphtheria antitoxins, purified pertussis antigens. It also includes inactivated polioviruses, the purified surface antigen of hepatitis B and a number of other active substances. Such Infarriks vaccine can be given to children from the age of 6 weeks of life (usually from 3 months). Such a vaccination most often does not lead to significant deterioration in the child's well-being, however, as with the introduction of other vaccines, a fever, moods, pain at the injection site, general anxiety are possible.
The second type of vaccine - Infarriks IPV - consists oftetanus and diphtheria toxoids, as well as from three purified pertussis antigens and three types of inoculated polioviruses. This vaccine is used to prevent poliomyelitis, pertussis, tetanus and diphtheria. Begin to do it after three months of life of the baby, then conduct a revaccination at 18 months. This vaccine is intended for intramuscular administration. Many doctors recommend starting vaccination with Infanrix IPV, and continue with Infanrix Hex (due to the fact that more pronounced reactions are most often associated with the component against hemophilic infection).
Also, Infanrix vaccine exists in the "clean"form - in this case it protects only from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Most often it is combined with taking drops from polio (OPV), but progressive doctors say that it is more appropriate to use the IPV vaccine (in prick).
The main contraindications that haveInfanrix vaccine consists in the fact that children with high hypersensitivity to any type of vaccine should not be vaccinated, as well as children suffering from encephalopathy of unknown etiology.
All these vaccines performed well, due to the fact that they have an excellent preventive effect and are relatively easily tolerated.