Whether to vaccinate children: measles, rubella, mumps

With this article we conclude our debate on whether vaccinations for children. The website sympaty.net a brief and informative told you about what vaccinations are provided by the national vaccination calendar in Russia than the threat of diseases from which they protect, and what can be dangerous and inoculation. Today be next in line for the vaccine. Whether or not to vaccinate children from Haemophilus influenzae, and measles, rubella and mumps?

A new vaccination against Haemophilus: is it worth doing to the children?

In 3 months our children are supposed vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae. 4.5 and 8 months respectively placed second and third vaccinations from her. Even put a booster at the age of 1.5 years.

What kind of a beast – Haemophilus influenzae and whether to be vaccinated against it?

Probably most parents have not heard of such vaccination and this is understandable: in our country it has become mandatory only from 2011.

Under hemophilic infection refers to a group of infectious diseases, which are caused by the bacterium the influenza. This bacterium has several types, the greatest danger is Haemophilus influenzae type b or Hib abbreviated, so vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae is also called differently- vaccination against Hib.

Blood the infection spreads throughout the body – hence the name “Haemophilus”. Haemophilus influenzae can result in a very severe form of purulent meningitis, pneumonia, purulent arthritis and even sepsis. Frequent fatal cases, if the infection is spreading at lightning speed or if treatment is started at the wrong time.

Infection occurs by droplets from the carrier, which itself may not hurt. The vast majority of people are carriers of this bacteria, so the risk is not far-fetched.

For children, the danger lies in the fact that they are very susceptible to this bacteria, it affects mostly infants and children up to 6 years, and the disease is very difficult and dangerous. Especially if it is a common (generalized) infection.

Therefore, as in the case of diphtheria, and pertussis, the vaccine is designed to protect the weak population group.

If you are targeting the experience of the West in vaccination, we say that vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae mandatory in the United States, Canada, and some European countries. Conducted there research showed a high effectiveness of the vaccine. And we have it in General was introduced with an eye on developed countries.

Measles, rubella, mumps: whether or not to vaccinate?

We now turn to the more well-known diseases – measles, rubella, mumps. First time vaccination against them is a year, revaccination is carried out in 6 years. Then separately girls are vaccinated against rubella in 13 years.

How dangerous these diseases? And to do an inoculation from a rubella and measles, for example?


Measles is an acute, highly contagious infectious disease. The body takes it hard, with temperatures up to 40°, an inflammation of the mucous membranes and respiratory tract, rash.

Do vaccinated against measles child than it is dangerous and it might have caught it from?

You can become infected from a person with measles. This disease is characterized it dLa small children up to 5 years. As a rule, if as a child to have measles, in the adult it is not terrible.

Measles, like many other “children’s” diseases, dangerous complications. Vaccination against her conduct live measles vaccine.


This contagious viral disease accompanied by a characteristic rash all over the body. It is considered non-hazardous for children who had been ill, get immunity for life.

Do vaccinated against rubella?

The disastrous consequences of rubella poses to pregnant women. If rubella infected pregnant (especially first trimester) who have not had a child is always a high risk of deformities and defects of the fetus.

Therefore, the vaccination schedule provided the re-vaccination against rubella of girls at the age of 13. Decide whether to do an inoculation from a rubella daughters, given how hurt she this disease in childhood and did before the vaccine. It may be worthwhile to be tested for antibodies to rubella.


This inflammation of the parotid gland, which is caused by a virus and occurs with swelling of the face. It often affects children under the age of 8-10 years. Infection occurs from the sick person, forming a lifelong immunity.

Mumps is a terrible complications and residual effects – for example, the deafness of the child.

So, whether to vaccinate children from the above-described diseases?

As a rule, measles, rubella and mumps is a vaccine, referred to in abbreviated form PDA. Although there are single or.

Because the MMR vaccine contains live attenuated pathogens of these diseases, you need to be aware that the risk of complications is present.

Possible complications – allergic reactions, seizures, fever, neurological disorders. In separate, rare cases, individual reaction to the MMR vaccine are much heavier – up to meningitis, deafness and so on.

Parents deciding whether to vaccinate mentioned above, it is necessary to remember that foreign MMR vaccine contains egg white, and the Russian vaccine – quail protein. Therefore, if the child’s allergies to egg proteins to err and to consult with doctors is a must!

The website “ToKnow365.top” reminds you once again: vaccinations for children to do (of course, if you are a principled supporter of vaccination) only against the background of full health, when there are no exacerbations of chronic diseases, not ARI and ARI, it’s all right with the gastrointestinal tract.

Be sure to consider all the features of the child’s previous allergic reactions. Consult with physicians and particularly with the immunologist.

And of course, the presence of any complications or allergic reactions after the first vaccination is a reason to give up a second vaccination or to choose a non-living vaccine.

The author – Mama Puma, site ToKnow365.top

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Whether to vaccinate children: measles, rubella, mumps

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