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How to choose vaccines for children? I will tell you clearly once, remember to collect

Posting time:2023-01-28 03:59:03

How to choose vaccines for children? I will tell you clearly once, remember to collect

A mother left a message in the background and asked: "The child will be vaccinated at the age of 2 months next month. I heard that there is a 5-in-one vaccine that can save the child's 8 injections. I think it is good, but one injection costs 800. The injection cost more than 3,000, so I don’t know if I should give it to my child?” Another mother asked, “I want to give my child a flu shot, but I find that the price of flu vaccine varies greatly, so I don’t know how to choose?” In fact, many Parents have struggled with vaccines for their children. You know, from birth to 6 years old before entering primary school, there are almost 20 vaccines that must be taken, and even more if you add voluntary ones. Today, I will dismantle the key points of vaccine selection for everyone, and relieve the confusion of parents.

Is the vaccine multi-shot or small-shot?

Before we choose "more injections and less injections", we must first clarify the two types of vaccines. Class I vaccines are mandatory vaccines and are free. When a child is in kindergarten or elementary school, vaccination records are required to be admitted to the kindergarten or school. Type II vaccines are self-funded and voluntary. If economic conditions allow to encourage vaccination, you can give your child an extra layer of protection. If one type of vaccine in the immunization plan is administered on schedule, a total of more than 20 shots will be administered, but since the launch of the "pentad vaccine", it has broken the pattern of one shot of one vaccine at a time. With the saying that "you can get 8 less injections" that everyone has heard, what are you saving? Let's take a look at this table: "Five vaccines" at 2 months, 3 months, 4 months and 18 months of age, one injection at a time, a total of 4 injections, can complete the preventive effect of the above 12 injections. Can prevent more than 5 diseases: pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. The five-in-one vaccine can not only save children from the pain of 8 injections, but also save adults and children from going to the hospital several times. It is one of the reasons why many parents are moved. If parents want to choose the penta vaccine, they need to pay attention to the following points:
  • The penta vaccine is at their own expense
  • The penta vaccine contains several vaccines. .
  • Currently, the pentad vaccine is very popular and needs to be reserved in advance. It is not recommended to change to other vaccines in the middle.

Is it better to choose imported or domestic vaccines?

What is the difference between imported vaccines and domestic vaccines? After reading the following comparisons, it is not too late to make a choice. In terms of safety, at present, all the vaccines produced by regular domestic manufacturers have passed the relevant national qualification tests, and the imported vaccines have also been tested by the national certification authority. Therefore, both domestic and imported vaccines are safe. From the perspective of preventive effect, their production processes are different. Imported vaccines are generally inactivated vaccines, and the side effects are relatively small. The domestic vaccines are mostly live vaccines, and the side effects are also small, and after the antibodies are produced, the efficiency of the antibodies will be higher. In terms of price, the second-class vaccines are all self-funded vaccines, many of which are imported vaccines, and they are expensive. For example, the above "five vaccines" cost between 600-800 yuan for one shot, and two or three thousand yuan for four shots. However, the state implements free vaccinations for vaccines in the immunization plan (a type of vaccine), which greatly reduces the economic burden of families.

Is the more expensive the vaccine of the same type the better?

Parents are in trouble again, is it right to choose expensive ones for their children? Take the flu vaccine as an example. The price ranges from more than 70 yuan to more than 300 yuan. Why is the price so different? There are different types of influenza vaccines: trivalent and quadrivalent. Quadrivalent has one more strain than trivalent. The range of prevention will be wider, and the price will naturally be more expensive. Trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines for adults with different populations, suitable for people over 3 years old. For babies between 6 months and 35 months, only children's influenza vaccine (trivalent) can be selected. The dose is half that of adults, and the price will be cheaper. The most expensive is the nasal spray flu vaccine, which is administered through the nasal cavity and does not require a needle. Suitable for children from 3 to 17 years old. As for nasal spray or injection, there is no difference in terms of safety and effect. Don't choose the expensive one, just choose the right one.

Can the vaccine be made up for missed time?

Because of the temporary control of the epidemic or parents forgetting the time, they missed the time for vaccination. Parents do not need to worry too much. Most vaccines only need to complete all doses. Even if a dose is delayed, it will not affect the final time. overall protective effect. 4 kinds of vaccines that should not be postponed, although some vaccines can be re-vaccinated after being delayed, these 4 kinds of vaccines should be vaccinated on time and should not be postponed. The following vaccines are time-limited and there are risks associated with delaying administration. Some vaccines have no time limit such as: polio vaccine, leprosy/mumps vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, chickenpox vaccine, 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, mumps vaccine, cholera vaccine, hepatitis E vaccine, etc. Although there is no time limit, delaying vaccination will cause the child to lack the corresponding immune protection and increase the chance of contracting the disease. Re-vaccination should be done as soon as possible, and a doctor should be consulted when vaccinating. Every vaccine is a major event for children. Parents should choose vaccines reasonably and not blindly follow the trend. As long as they go to regular medical institutions to be vaccinated on time, they can play a preventive role. No one is better, the one that fits is the best.

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