Vaccines in children

It is impossible to talk about fever in children without saying a word or two about the charged issue of vaccines.

The State of Israel is at the forefront of developed countries in terms of the scope and deployment of an immunization program.

We store against most significant diseases in pediatrics, against which there is a vaccine and which are common in our country.

More or less in chronological order, from hepatitis B at birth (and later A at one and a half years old), through the pentavalent vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hemophilus and polio), pneumococcal vaccine, herpes virus vaccine, quadruple vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella and smallpox Spirit) and later papilloma. The vaccines are given as an initial series and later in repeat doses or booster doses given in first, second and eighth grade and at recruitment.

In my opinion, routine vaccines are safe and I vaccinated myself my three children on all routine vaccines on time and without tricks and splits.

When I set up the site I had no goal to go in and discuss in depth about vaccines so I will not expand too much beyond emphasizing their importance.

There are vaccines that are not routinely given in a tipat halav and should be mentioned separately:

Flu Vaccine

Influenza vaccination is given from the age of six months. Its effectiveness in good years is 70%, in less good years its 50%, however in weighting profit versus loss / inefficiency I recommend with all my heart (and also get vaccinated and vaccinate my family) a flu vaccine every year in early winter.

More detailed information on the flu vaccine can be found Here .

Meningococcal vaccine B

Meningococcus B vaccine A new vaccine in the country (February 2019), recommended by the Ministry of Health but not budgeted by it.

There are many reasons to get vaccinated with this vaccine (mainly efficacy and very severe disease with complications), there are also relative reasons not to get vaccinated mainly cost (which practically should not be a barrier to vaccination), relatively low incidence of the disease in Israel and side effects (redness and sensitivity at injection, fever and Quiet).

This prevalence of non-dangerous but unpleasant side effects has led the Ministry of Health to recommend (for the first time that there is such a recommendation in the vaccination briefing) the administration of Paracetamol In children under one year of age after vaccination.

However, such mild side effects should also not be blocked for use with this vaccine.

My recommendation in this vaccine is to discuss with the pediatrician the need for the vaccine and make a decision together.

However, such mild side effects should also not be blocked for use with this vaccine.

Recently an important chapter was added to this site on this specific topic and at the end I recommended about the vaccine. Can be expanded Reading there .

Mention that children who are not completely healthy in the background and suffer from any chronic disease including asthma, are entitled to additional vaccines that are not given routinely and should be consulted with the pediatrician and supplemented as necessary.

In a chapter on this site called "A child has a lot of feverish diseases – what do you do?" And in the chapter "Other topics in pediatrics – measles", I also recommend that you bring the second dose of measles / mumps / chickenpox to about a month after the first dose.

My colleagues from Wolfson Hospital set up an Excellent site In my opinion, the issue of vaccines is clearly accessible to parents and caregivers. Recommends expanding reading on this site [ 1 ].

You can expand reading in the chapter on this site that deals with my recommendations for parents who want their child to have fewer feverish illnesses.

A tip on reducing pain during vaccinations can be found on this site in the chapter " Other topics in pediatrics, measles vaccine ".