The immune system of infants and children who have not been vaccinated remains weaker than those who have been vaccinated. For this reason, babies who cannot fight many diseases face the danger of disability and life risk. In order for children to grow up and develop healthily, it is of great importance to follow the vaccination calendar and to do it at the right times. Uz from the Department of Pediatrics and Health of Memorial Hizmet Hospital. Dr. Nihal Madak Binboğa gave information about the importance of vaccination in infants and children.
Diseases that exist from the past to the present can be controlled with vaccines
Babies whose immune system is not yet fully developed have weaker defenses against the outside world than adults. For babies to strengthen their immunity, vaccinations are very important, as well as nutrition and care. Therefore, parents should not neglect vaccinations, which should be carried out in infancy and childhood. Since there was no vaccine a long time ago, many babies and children could lose their lives even due to the easiest diseases to fight. The vaccines developed today have enabled these diseases to be completely controlled.
Parents should be aware of this
The vast majority of childhood diseases are caused by infectious diseases. These diseases can cause very serious epidemics, infant mortality and disability. Meningococcal infection, the most prominent feature of which is an infection of the lining of the brain, can also spread throughout the body via the bloodstream, causing sepsis to develop within hours. In case of rapid diagnosis and intervention in this insidiously developing infection, the need for intensive care quickly becomes inevitable within the first hours after the onset of fever. If these interventions are delayed, the patient may be lost. The most important method of protection against these and similar infections is vaccination. Therefore, the meningococcal vaccine is given to babies 3. it should be done from the month.
The most important preventive after breast milk is vaccination
Vaccines are being developed every day and are becoming more protective against diseases and infections. Vaccinations against diseases and infections can protect children from diseases that they may face, as well as prevent their family from experiencing material and moral loss. Children who are not vaccinated pose a risk to other children around them as well as to themselves in terms of infectious diseases. In this case, the importance of vaccination is great in protecting both children and the people around them, and therefore the health of society. Some families may be afraid of vaccination due to technological life, contacts with foreign countries, and the injection of a foreign substance into their child's body. However, it should be remembered that vaccines are the most important preservative after breast milk, and this rate is over 90%. Even the tuberculosis vaccine, which has the least protection, protects against this disease by 50%. Today, thanks to vaccination programs carried out all over the world, the lives of about 3 million children are saved and thousands of children are prevented from becoming disabled. Thanks to vaccination programs, polio is no longer observed in our country.
Don't miss the vaccination calendar
Vaccination begins with birth. Therefore, the vaccination schedule for babies needs to be carefully followed. The vaccination schedule, which started last after the baby was born, is as follows:
* Hepatitis B vaccine within the first 24 hours
• The second dose of hepatitis B vaccine in the first month
• 2. tuberculosis per month, mixed quintile, pneumonia vaccine
* Rotavirus vaccine within the first 3 months
• 3. meningococcal meningitis vaccination after the month
• 4. quintuple mixed and second doses of pneumonia vaccine per month
• 6. quintuple karma per month, pneumonia, the third dose of hepatitis B vaccine and oral polio vaccine
• the fourth dose of the measles, rubella, mumps and pneumonia vaccine at the age of 1 year
• 18. five mixed, hepatitis A and polio vaccines a month
* the second dose of hepatitis A vaccine at the age of 2
* repeat doses of mixed vaccines made in infancy at the age of 4 and 6 years
• 8. repetition of diphtheria-tetanus vaccinations in the classroom
* after the age of 9, cervical cancer vaccination is recommended for girls