Answers and questions on vaccinations
Hello. Measles vaccination is not included in the vaccination schedule for adults (considering that you were vaccinated according to the schedule as a child). However, if in doubt, it makes sense to do measles IgG, if the titer is low, consider revaccination. It is also possible to administer the vaccine in the first 72 hours after contact with a patient with measles. However, it should be noted that such preventive vaccination provides limited protection.
Good afternoon. Indeed, in adulthood, chickenpox is characterized by a more severe course and the possibility of secondary complications. Vaccination against chickenpox is indicated for both children and adults who have not previously been ill. An “urgent” vaccination against the disease is possible, which will help for limited protection, provided it is administered no later than 72 hours after exposure to a person with chickenpox. Vaccination implies the introduction of 2 doses with an interval of 6 weeks (at least 4). In this case, the protection will be maximum.
Good afternoon. If there is documentary evidence of the lack of vaccination in childhood, it is worth developing your vaccination schedule, which will include both mandatory vaccinations (MPR, DTaP, etc.) and recommended (pneumococcal infection, chickenpox, etc.). It is worth considering the concomitant pathology, infectious history. At the appointment, the family doctor will carry out the patient intake and draw up an individual vaccination schedule.
Hello! Vaccination against HPV is carried out after 20 years, and in some cases even up to 45 years, if there is an indication for it. The anti-HPV vaccine operates as follows: vaccination produces antibodies that penetrate the cervix and neutralize the virus and prevent its entry into cells, the virus is in the mucous membrane and does not cause immune response.