What are the barriers to vaccination

Barriers (contraindications) to vaccination are usually some illnesses, or symptoms (signs) of those diseases. These can be fever, fever, diarrhea, malignancies, damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems, allergies to any ingredient of the vaccine.

Preterm infants are not vaccinated until they reach a body weight of 2500 g. It is important to know that most obstacles are temporary (false contraindications), that is, after these signs disappear, we can normally vaccinate the baby. Some obstacles are more permanent in nature and the doctor decides individually on a case-by-case basis. Mild respiratory tract diseases (common cold) are not a contraindication to vaccination,

Sometimes after the vaccination, the baby gets fever and / or the injection site swells. A baby can be restless and irritable. The first step for parents is to measure their body temperature. If the temperature is high, the usual procedure should be followed.

A fever is also a possible transient onset of vaccination and usually lasts up to 3 days. Cold water is placed on the swollen injection site. If a child shows severe health disorders after vaccination, they should be taken to a doctor who will decide what to do next.

#ivax2protect: Parents and Health Care Professionals on Childhood Vaccines (May 2022)