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Which vaccinations are mandatory in Italy?
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Which vaccinations are mandatory in Italy?

In Italy, a series of vaccinations are considered mandatory and imposed by the State to avoid mass epidemics. In particular, for all newborns , vaccination against diphtheria , tetanus , poliomyelitis and viral hepatitis B is planned. What changes since 2017 With the decree-law on the prevention of vaccination for minors from zero to 16 years, the mandatory and free vaccinations pass from four to twelve ; in addition to those already seen anti-poliomelitica; anti-diphtheria; anti-tetanus; anti-hepatitis B; the mandatory vaccination is added for whooping cough meningitis (Haemophilus influenzae

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Antitetanica: What is it? When to Vaccinate and Possible Side Effects of I.Randi

Generality Antitetanica is the common name used to indicate the tetanus vaccine . Tetanus is a serious disease triggered by the toxin produced by the obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani . There are many ways in which this microorganism can penetrate the organism, but in all cases there must be a skin lesion, usually deep, caused by objects or instruments contaminated by the spores of the aforementioned bacterium
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Anti-Meningococcal Vaccine

Important introduction Until 2017, in Italy, vaccination against meningococcus was not mandatory, although it was recommended for health workers and highly recommended for newborns, conscripts, for pilgrims going to Mecca and for all those traveling in high-risk areas, such as sub-Saharan Africa. What changes since 2017 With the decree law on the prevention of vaccination for minors from zero to 16 years, approved on 07/28/2017 the vaccine against meningitis ( Haemophilus Influenzae type b vaccine) has become mandatory for those born since 2001
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Vaccination Papilloma virus - HPV vaccine

Vaccine prophylaxis It is possible to ensure a certain immunity from infections sustained by the Papilloma virus by undergoing a prophylactic vaccination: the vaccines, presenting to the immune system capsid of the pathogen devoid of viral genetic products (therefore empty), are an excellent weapon of defense against Papilloma viruses, especially for young women
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Pneumococcal vaccination

The importance of vaccination Pneumococcal infections can be highly invasive and sometimes cause considerable damage: not by chance, severe pneumococcal diseases - such as pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, osteomyelitis, septicemia and septic arthritis - are important factors of morbidity. To avoid complications, sometimes inevitable after a pneumococcal infection, vaccination is recommended: the purpose of the vaccine is to "instruct" the immune system to defend itself from possible attacks by S
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Vaccine Meningococcus B

Generality The " meningococcal B vaccine " is a non-compulsory vaccination that guarantees immunity against meningitis caused by the homonymous bacterium (meningococcus B). Made with at least 2 dosages and through intramuscular administration, the meningococcal B vaccine is an effective and well tolerated practice; in fact, it is rare that it fails or is responsible for side effects
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Vaccine Meningococcus C

Generality The meningococcus C vaccine is a non-compulsory vaccination that guarantees immunity against meningitis caused by the meningococcus C bacterium. Administered intramuscularly through 1-2 dosages depending on the age of the recipient, the meningococcus C vaccine is an effective and well tolerated practice; in fact, it is rare that it fails or is responsible for side effects
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Hexavalent Vaccine

Generality The hexavalent vaccine is so called because it confers immunity against 6 infectious diseases, which are: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B. Usually, during the first 12 months of life, using 3 administrations, the hexavalent vaccine is an effective and well tolerated practice; in fact, it is rare that it fails or gives rise to side effects
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Twinrix Pediatric

What is Twinrix Pediatric? Twinrix Pediatric is a vaccine available as a suspension for injection. It contains inactivated hepatitis A virus and parts of the hepatitis B virus as active ingredients. It is available in a 0.5 ml ampoule and in a 0.5 ml pre-filled syringe. What is Twinrix Pediatric used for
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Vaxiles - Vaccine

Conjugated vaccine (adsorbed) against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (acellular component), hepatitis B (rDNA), poliomyelitis (inactivated) and Haemophilus influenzae type b What is Vaxiles and what is Vaxiles used for? Vaxelis is a vaccine containing active substances derived from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria, hepatitis B virus and inactivated polioviruses
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Acquired immunity: why do you get sick only once with some diseases?

In medical language, one speaks of acquired immunity to indicate a highly specific immune response, which develops in response to a given infection. The first time our immune system faces a new infection, it is in some ways unprepared; it can in fact count on a well-stocked army, but it still knows little about the opponent's military strategies
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