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Vaccines for children

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Vaccinating children protects them from serious infectious diseases. Every child can receive free vaccinations against eleven diseases at the children’s medical center in Sweden. Girls can also receive the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer at school as well.

Many parents vaccinate their children without even thinking about it. That’s fine. But for those who prefer to do their own research, then this website is for you. I am a Pediatric Specialist with a PhD in childhood vaccinations. Everything I write on this page is based on scientific facts from extensive research. Feel free to contact me if you want more information.

General on vaccines

Hormonal spots are due to the baby's immune system being activated
How a baby’s immune system works – about breastfeeding and antibodies

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How do vaccinations work? Herd immunity and the spread of infections

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How vaccines provide immunity by stimulating the immune system

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? About vaccinations for babies

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere has been a lot of debate about whether to vaccinate your baby or not. Here is a take on what Ursula Flatters, a physician at the anthroposophical Vidar cli…

A mother travels abroad with babies and feeds her baby with a baby bottle in an airplane
Traveling abroad with babies – advice about flights and vaccines

This post is also available in: SvenskaTraveling abroad with an infant requires some thought. Read about how to prepare for a holiday, flying with a baby and what vaccines are required. Do not plan an…

What’s in a vaccine? Are aluminium, formaldehyde or mercury present?

This post is also available in: SvenskaYou are one of many who have asked for a post about what’s in a vaccine. Others wonder why it contains aluminum and formaldehyde. A few more have heard tha…

Immunisation program

Pneumococcal vaccine in children – efficacy and side effects

This post is also available in: SvenskaPneumococcal vaccine is one of the two vaccines given to children at three, five and twelve months of age at the children’s medical center in Sweden. It pr…

A child receives rotavirus vaccine at a pediatricians office
Rotavirus vaccine – effectiveness and side effects

This post is also available in: SvenskaRotavirus vaccine is the latest vaccine introduced to the Swedish National Immunization Program. It is a vaccine against severe gastroenteritis that is given ora…

Three-month vaccine – efficacy and adverse reactions

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe three-month vaccine gives your child protection against seven different bacteria or viruses. If your child is not protected against them, they are likely to …

Triple vaccine, 18-month vaccine or MMR vaccine

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, also known as MMR vaccine or triple vaccine, has been available since the 1970s. Since 1980, it has been a part o…

Vaccines for schoolchildren

HPV vaccine against cervical cancer

This post is also available in: SvenskaHPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is a vaccine which prevents most types of HPV that cause HPV-related cancers and diseases in men and women. HPV is transmitted…

Vaccines that you don’t get for free at the children’s medical center

Flu (influenza) vaccine for children
Flu (influenza) vaccine for children – side effects and for who?

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu (influenza) vaccine protects against influenza. Influenza is a viral disease that can become severe, even in healthy people. Usually you only get a week of h…

TBE vaccine for children
TBE vaccine (tick-borne encephalitis vaccine) and protection against ticks for babies and children

This post is also available in: SvenskaTBE in children can cause brain damage, if you’re unlucky. TBE vaccine or tick vaccine can be given to children from one year of age, and smaller children …

Chickenpox vaccine
Pros and cons of the chickenpox vaccine

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe chickenpox vaccine is effective but is not included in the Swedish National Immunization Program. It is, however, included in other countries’ general …

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