Vaccine reaction

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The body's response to the administered vaccine can be divided into:

  • local - swelling, redness, pain at the injection site;
  • general - elevated temperature, headache, joint pain, muscle pain.

According to the degree of severity, we can divide the reactions into common and serious. Serious reactions include abscess at the injection site, fever, meningeal phenomena, post-vaccination encephalitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, anaphylactic shock. Serious reactions to the vaccine must be reported to SÚKL and a batch of the administered substance must be provided.

Contraindications to vaccination[edit | edit source]

There are conditions where it is not recommended to vaccinate.

  • Transient - acute illness, convalescence, antibiotic use;
  • permanent - severe allergic reaction after previous administration of the vaccine, allergy to a certain component of the vaccine.

Live vaccine is contraindicated in patients with active tuberculosis, in patients with cancer, severe immunodeficiency and in pregnant patients. With a few exceptions (rabies, varicella), a suspected ongoing disease against which we want to be vaccinated is also a contraindication.

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Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • TUČEK, Milan. Hygiena a epidemiologie. 1. edition. Karolinum, 2012. ISBN 978-80-246-2025-1.