Tip 1: Do or do not vaccinate newborns?

Tip 1: Do or do not vaccinate newborns?

During the Soviet times, most of the parents did notdoubted that babies need to be vaccinated. After all, they heard stories from their fathers and mothers about epidemics that took many children's lives. Now there are no such outbreaks, and the attitude towards vaccinations has become much less categorical. So should you vaccinate a newborn or not?

Do or not vaccinate a newborn?

Arguments for vaccination

The risk of epidemics of dangerous diseasesnow immeasurably lower than some decades ago, and just largely due to vaccinations. However, it is still possible to encounter a pathogenic microorganism anywhere. For example, you can get airborne from an infected tourist-foreigner who visited your city. Or bring home a virus from a foreign resort. As a result, your child will become infected and ill. But if he gets the necessary vaccinations in infancy, this almost certainly will not happen. There are many other ways in which unvaccinated children can catch a pathogenic microorganism. For example, when in contact with a patient with tuberculosis. Or playing in the sandbox, where stray dogs and cats run. Having vaccinated your child, you will save him from this danger. Finally, it is especially important to protect children from diseases at the most vulnerable age - up to 1 month, when their immunity is still being formed. And here the role of vaccinations can not be overestimated. Even if the child falls ill, the vaccine will significantly soften the course of the disease. Some believe that a baby who is breastfed is almost never sick. But this is not true.
Although the immunity of the baby is really stronger than that of a child eating artificial mixtures.

Arguments against vaccinations

Opponents of vaccinations to newborns bring such arguments. Any vaccination is fraught with complications. These complications can in some cases occur in severe form and even lead to death.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the reaction of the body to the introduction of a pathogenic element (albeit in a greatly weakened form). Therefore, such cases are inevitable.
The baby in our country for the first 18 monthslife should receive as many as 9 vaccinations! But every vaccine depresses the immunity of the child for a period of 4 to 6 months. In the vaccine DTP (combined vaccine against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus) there are, although in very small quantities, poisonous substances - formaldehyde and the organic salt of mercury. It is impossible to predict how they will affect a vulnerable child. Finally, according to medical statistics, many people who fell ill with diphtheria in the 90s were previously vaccinated against this disease, repeatedly. But vaccinations did not save them from the disease. Therefore, when deciding whether to vaccinate a child, parents should think carefully and weigh all the arguments for and against vaccinations.

Tip 2: Do you need to vaccinate your child?

The dispute over whether a child should be vaccinated or write a refusal is conducted in social networks for several years. Number of speakers for vaccination is approximately equal to the number of those who oppose.


Doctors strongly recommend the vaccination of a child,starting with the hospital. It is here that a newborn is vaccinated against viral hepatitis B in the first 12 hours of life, a week-old baby is vaccinated against tuberculosis. Further, in accordance with the national immunization calendar, the child is expected to be vaccinated against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella and mumps. Before each introduction of the vaccine, the parents must sign the appropriate document authorizing or prohibiting the vaccination. Doctors warn that there is still a minimal probability of complications after vaccination, as well as there is an opportunity to get sick of an unvaccinated child, however, the pediatricians leave the right of final decision for their parents.

Vaccinations and educational institutions

Parents who refused to be vaccinated shouldremember that they will have to face problems when entering kindergarten, and later, and in school. In kindergarten and school parents are required to provide a medical card of the established form, signed by the head physician of the children's polyclinic. The main problem is that state and municipal kindergartens accept a map of only district polyclinics, refusing the cards issued in commercial clinics. In the event that the child was only attached to a medical institution at his place of residence since birth, and the observation was carried out by doctors in the commercial center, he would have to visit the chief doctor's office more than once in order to obtain his coveted signature, guided by his legal rights of the parent. Minimize the problems will help knowledge of the federal law № 157 "On immunization of infectious diseases."
Private kindergartens are more loyal to parents of children who do not have vaccinations. One of the drawbacks of such kindergartens is the high cost per visit.

The lack of vaccinations is the reason for prohibitions

In addition to disagreements with the kindergarten and the schoolProblems can arise when traveling abroad. The lack of the necessary vaccines may lead to a ban on entry into a number of countries. In addition, the refusal also entails a restriction in the choice of the future profession, since a mandatory vaccination may be required when hiring. In any case, the final decision on the need for vaccinations is taken by the parents. In case of refusal of vaccination, it is necessary to confirm this documentary. Before signing a refusal, it is worth familiarizing with its consequences and possible complications.

Infinite argument

In the dispute between the opposing partiesvaccination should defeat the mind. Postpone the first inoculation before the age of six, by the time the immune system ripens. Inoculations should be done strictly according to the indications.
Before carrying out the vaccination, it is necessary to identify the absence of certain antibodies, and only in this case to inoculate.
Before vaccination, it is mandatory to doImmunological analysis of blood on the composition of antibodies. Do not under any circumstances get vaccinated if the child is sick or has an allergy exacerbation. In one session, do not administer more than one vaccine to avoid serious stress on the immune system. Do not vaccinate with live vaccine and monitor the appearance of antibodies after one month from the date of vaccination. Only in this way can you save the child's health.