Inoculations for infants: contraindications to vaccination
You and the baby came for a routine vaccination. The pediatrician, having examined the baby, said that now it can not be vaccinated, since the child has a runny nose and a red throat.
And your friend recently reported that her baby was inoculated with a cold, and her doctor said that if there is no temperature, you can be vaccinated. Now you are worried, do not know what to do, and do not understand why the doctor advises to postpone the vaccination?
Undoubtedly, the unrest is quite appropriate here, and if you have decided that you will be vaccinated, then it is not worth it.
To understand in what cases it is really impossible to do vaccinations, it is necessary to understand the contraindications to vaccination. Let’s find out what contraindications there are and decide what to do if the child can not be vaccinated.
True and false contraindications to vaccinations
There are many contraindications to vaccinations. They were conditionally divided into true and false.
True Contraindications these are the contraindications that are really appropriate, based on the state of the child’s health. True contraindications arise when the child has such diseases and conditions in which it is forbidden to vaccinate. For example, if a child has severe neurological diseases, then he should not be vaccinated with DTP because of the pertussis component in it. But it is possible to vaccinate ADP. True contraindications are prescribed in the legislation of Ukraine.
When can not be vaccinated against a hemophilic infection?
A vaccination against hemophilia infection can not be done if the child has an allergy to tetanus toxoid (a drug prepared from toxins that do not have significant toxic properties).
Mum-forumchatka with a nickname LaizaLin13 shared her story about vaccinations: When it was time to do my daughter with DPT in three months, she had a slight rhinitis, there was no fever, so after taking a pediatrician, the doctor said that you can do the inoculation. But I really did not want to load the baby's body at a time when it was already weakened, I frankly feared terrible reactions to the inoculation. So I asked the doctor if we can get an inoculation next week, when the baby's runny nose goes away. The doctor allowed. Two days after our trip to the polyclinic, I got a call from a nurse and asked in a severe voice if we were going to be vaccinated. I answered that we are going as soon as the runny nose passes. After that the nurse told me that I could not fool around and bring the child to an inoculation the next day. I, to put it mildly, were surprised by such words and continued to insist that I will bring the child, as soon as the runny nose passes, the week will not do anything. The nurse hung up. On vaccination, we came in a week absolutely healthy, everything went fine, only I did not understand why they called me and drove me, strange methods of modern medicine. I'm not an enemy to my child, I just want everything to pass easily.