Pneumococcus is a dangerous infection that can cause many serious diseases: purulent otitis media, sinusitis, arthritis, sepsis, pneumonia in various stages, and even meningitis. However, these ailments can be prevented with an injection of the pneumococcal vaccine.
Virus affects all age groups. But the disease is especially difficult for young children and the elderly. Since the immunity of some is already weakened due to age, and the child's immunity is not able to produce antibodies to polysaccharide antigens. Timely vaccination will help solve this problem.
In JSC «Medicina» to prevent pneumococcal diseases, two types of vaccines are used: polysaccharide 23-valent («Pneumo 23») and conjugated («Plevenar13»).
Indications and contraindications for the use of pneumococcal vaccine
Vaccination is recommended by specialists in the following cases:
- babies under 5 years old and adults over 65 years old without fail;
- patients with chronic illness or immunodeficiency;
- children with chronic foci of infections, hearing loss, otitis media, and tuberculosis.
It is important to remember that each case is different. Before getting vaccinated, consult a doctor, as there are contraindications to the use of pneumococcal vaccine:
- infection or exacerbation of a chronic illness;
- high temperature;
- individual intolerance to the vaccine or its components.
It is important to understand that exacerbation of chronic sickness and fever is just a temporary contraindication. You will be able to get vaccinated already 2-4 weeks after recovery, when the body is finally stronger and able to resist the action of the antigen.
Take care of your health and well-being of the child - sign up for a vaccination against pneumococcus at the clinic of JSC «Medicina» in Moscow. Call us by phone: +7 (495) 775-73-60 and get detailed information about vaccination prices in our medical center.