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What vaccinations do adults need?

Vaccinations are needed not only for children. Some of them require revaccination in adulthood. “Rambler” tells what and when they need to be done.
If you were given certain vaccinations as a child, you have antibodies to a specific disease. As an adult, you can take a blood test for antibodies to these viruses (for example, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough). These antibodies are called type G immunoglobulins (IgG). If they are few, then revaccination is necessary.
This, first of all, refers to hepatitis B – vaccination against it, as a rule, is done at school and always in three stages. If they were not there or not all were done, it is necessary to bring the matter to an end in order to be sure of the immunity to this virus.
In childhood, we are given one vaccine that immediately protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. It must be repeated after 26 years. If you haven’t been given this vaccine in childhood, it takes place in adulthood in three stages: first you receive the first two doses with an interval of 1 month, then the third one a year after the second.
We are also vaccinated against measles, rubella and mumps with a single vaccination in childhood. It is important to repeat it from 22 to 29 years, and then every 10 years. If an adult did not have one of these diseases and was not vaccinated in childhood, then for the formation of immunity in adulthood, he will receive two doses of the vaccine with an interval of a month.
Vaccinations against chickenpox and HPV (papillomavirus) are done at any age and at will. Also keep in mind that if you are traveling to some exotic country, it is important to find out what medical entry requirements exist. Most often, this is a vaccine against hepatitis A and yellow fever.

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