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Vaccinations according to the vaccination program

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By providing the required information, you will get a list of vaccines you should have received according to the National Vaccination Program. Reference: National Institute of Health and Welfare History of the vaccination program

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Human papilloma virus, HPV

HPV (human papilloma virus) causes cutaneous and genital infections. A genital HPV infection can progress to cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis or anus. Additionally papilloma virus can cause head and neck cancer.

There are approximately a hundred known papilloma viruses. Slightly less than half of those can occur in the genital area and be contracted via the mucous membrane or skin of the genitals. The virus is usually spread during intercourse, and wearing a condom reduces the risk of infection. The best way to prevent infection is the HPV vaccine, which protects effectively from most of the papilloma virus types that cause malignant changes. The vaccine works best when it is given before the start of sexual activity. The HPV vaccine is included in the National Vaccination Programme for 5. and 6. year pupils. Additionally during 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 booster vaccines are also given to 7. through 9. year boys.

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Vaccinations are no longer needed
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Smallpox is the only disease that has been globally eradicated. Other diseases, such as measles, are a good example of the importance of maintaining vaccination coverage.

Vaccinations cause autism
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The study that linked the MMR vaccine with autism has been proved false. Vaccine safety is carefully monitored and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

Vaccines should not be administered to pregnant women
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Many vaccines benefit the health of the mother as well as the child.

Do vaccines contain dangerous amounts of toxins?
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The quantities are much lower than what we take in from food and beverages and our living environment, in general.

Vaccinations are not necessary for nearby travel
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The most important vaccines for travellers are the same basic immunisations that are recommended to be kept up to date even in Finland. Even those travelling to nearby regions should get the Hepatitis A vaccine and the influenza vaccine. Tick-borne encephalitis is found in regions including the Swedish archipelago.