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Vaccinations according to the vaccination program

In the list below, you can see which vaccines according to the national vaccination program should be received with the information you have provided. Reference: National Institute of Health and Welfare History of the vaccination program
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Pneumococci are a significant cause of severe bacterial infections, like meningitis and sepsis, in Finland. The pneumococcal vaccine is included in the National Immunisation Programme for young children, patients who have received stem cell treatment, to those under 75 years of age who are severely immunocompromised or suffer from severe nephrotic disease and to 65-84 years old patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is additionally recommended for people belonging to certain medical risk groups. 

Pneumococci are spread via respiratory droplets and by touch. There are over 90 different types of pneumococcus, and a little over 20 of them cause the majority of pneumococcal diseases. Pneumococcal vaccines prevent otitis, meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis caused by pneumococci. 

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Vaccinations are no longer needed?

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?

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.

Do vaccines contain dangerous amounts of toxins?

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?

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.

Vaccines should not be administered to pregnant women?

Many vaccines benefit the health of the mother as well as the child.

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