There is no greater concern for the mother than when her baby is sick. The excitement is added by the fact that sometimes under the guise of a common cold hid much more dangerous diseases. For example,whooping coughwhich manifests itself by raising the baby's body temperature to 37.5-37.7 degrees and bouts of convulsive cough, during which the baby cannot take a breath.
A child can catch this dangerous infection anywhere — on the playground, in kindergarten, at school, or from adults who do not suffer this disease so hard without even knowing it. And although whooping cough is considered a controlled infection, cases of the disease are not as rare as parents and pediatricians would like.
However, it is possible to effectively protect a child from the disease, without isolating him from games with peers and cheerful communication, using vaccinations. According to the National Vaccination Calendar, approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, vaccinate crumbs fromwhooping coughstart with 3 months of age. This is done using a combination vaccine for pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. Vaccination do kiddies 3, 4, 5 and 18 months. However, the immunity developed at the same time, weakens after 4-12 years, and therefore in kindergartens and elementary schools there is a high probability of pertussis outbreak.
Previously, 6-year-old preschoolers were re-vaccinated only for two diseases - diphtheria and tetanus. Now there is a new opportunity to further vaccinate the future first grader from pertussis. You can protect your child with a combination vaccine that produces immunity against these three diseases. The vaccine is available for purchase at its own expense. It depends on your decision how protected the baby will be from this disease. May your little ones always be healthy!
For more information, consult a specialist.
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