According to the vaccination schedule, two vaccinations rely on newborns – BCG and from hepatitis B. Even before the birth of the child, I knew that they were being put in the hospital. However, everything went a little differently.
Hepatitis B vaccine
Hepatitis B is a fairly serious viral disease that significantly affects the liver. Moreover, children under one year of age who become ill with it are at a very high risk of death. Therefore, if there are no contraindications, but mommy’s consent is given, this vaccine is given to babies. intramuscularly within 12 hours after their birth.
Contraindications may be as follows:
– too little weight of the child (usually up to 2 kg)
– presence of signs of primary immunodeficiency in the newborn
– the presence of mommy’s baker’s yeast allergy
Personally, we have no contraindications for vaccination. And I was only for her. But the son in the maternity hospital was not immunized because of the lack of a vaccine. As it turned out later, she was not in the children’s clinic either.
We only waited for a deficient first hepatitis B vaccine after three months. After another routine examination, the doctor briefly told me why vaccinations were needed, what the reaction might be after them, and asked me to write my consent.
The son was vaccinated on the same day with DPT vaccination against poliomyelitis. The first – in the right thigh of the baby, the second (two in one) – in the left.
As a result, in the late afternoon, the child had a fever. Thermometer showed a mark of 38.2. I had to use paracetamol (I crushed 1/4 pill and gave it to the baby along with the milk). However, which of the vaccinations caused such a reaction, it remained a mystery to me. Most likely, the second. Since hepatitis vaccine is usually carried on easily by children. But, again, not a fact.
BCG vaccination put newborn 3-7 days of life. This is a vaccine against tuberculosis. The baby needs it to develop immunity and reduce the risk of morbidity. She does subcutaneously in the left shoulder.
Contraindications for vaccination may be the following:
– tuberculosis is already diagnosed in a baby
– the presence of complications in parents after this vaccination
– severe hereditary diseases
– the presence of infectious diseases
– the presence of skin diseases
– the presence of hemolytic disease
This vaccine in the hospital we refused to do. The son had an extensive hemangioma, part of which was located on the lower portion of the left shoulder. Therefore, according to the staff of the maternity hospital, we were subject to the presence of skin diseases. And they did not want to risk. Actually, me too.
Already after examining the surgeon, we were nevertheless given a go-ahead for BCG.
The sequence of actions was similar to the hepatitis vaccine. Examination of the child, consultation with a doctor about vaccinations and signing of consent.
The vaccine was placed on the area not affected by the spot, just above it. But the vaccine used for this is not the usual, not the one that put the kids in the hospital. It was called BCG-M and contained half as many microbial bodies. So, say, BCG in a lightweight form. It turned out that all children who were not vaccinated in the hospital put it up.
We didn’t have any complications after vaccination. After a couple of months, a small bump formed at the site of the inoculation, which then became covered with a crust, and by the year had become an ordinary speck.
Have you vaccinated your newborn children?