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Vaccinating children

The body of each child is protected by their immune system. It is in our power to strengthen this system even more, taking into account the characteristics of a child’s immune system.

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Vaccination of adults

An average adult is exposed to thousands of pathogens daily. The immune system, which works continuously and imperceptibly, protects the body from those pathogens.

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For healthcare workers

Healthcare workers professionals play a very important role in conducting vaccination. The information and explanations received from them affect people's decisions, and the feedback and statistics collected help direct vaccination policies.

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Travel vaccination

In order to avoid infectious diseases, travellers to risk areas should turn to their own family physician or travel medicine office at least 4 weeks before the trip, for a medical examination and, if necessary, to get vaccinated.

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Vaccination of risk groups

The health status of some people imposes restrictions on their vaccination. This should definitely be taken into account when planning vaccination injections. If you are in a risk group, consult your family physician.

 

Adults with immunodeficiency

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza (inactivated vaccine), human papillomavirus infection (HPV), pneumococcal infection, meningococcal infection, poliomyelitis (IPV), and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • It is not recommended to vaccinate against measles, rubella, mumps or chickenpox.

 

HIV-infected adult with a CD4 + T-lymphocyte count ˂200 / μL:

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, HPV, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal infection, viral hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis (IPV) and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • Vaccination against measles, rubella, chickenpox or herpes zoster is not recommended.

 

HIV-infected adult with a CD4 + T lymphocyte count ≥200 / μL:

  • Can be vaccinated with all aforementioned vaccines.

 

Pregnant women

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza (inactivated vaccine), pneumococcal infection, meningococcal infection, poliomyelitis (IPV), viral hepatitis A and B, and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • Vaccination against measles, mumps, pertussis or chickenpox is not recommended.

 

People exhibiting the following risk behaviours (and similar lifestyles) should definitely consider vaccination:

  • Drug addicts, including HIV positive drug addicts – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Men who have sex with men – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Persons with sexually transmitted diseases – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Persons who have many sexual partners – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • People involved in prostitution – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Alcoholics – pneumococcal infection vaccine is recommended.

 

Regardless of belonging to a risk group, people who are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of the vaccine should not be vaccinated. A series of vaccination injections should also be stopped if a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) occurs after the first dose.