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Vaccinations by the maternity and child health clinic

Children that are customers of the clinic will be vaccinated against the following diseases, free of charge:
- rotavirus diarrhoea
- diphtheria
- whooping cough
- tetanus
- polio
- various diseases caused by the pneumococcus bacteria, such as meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection
- mumps
- measles
- German measles
- chicken pox
- various serious diseases caused by Haemophilus bacteria, such as meningitis, blood poisoning, pneumonia, joint or bone infections and epiglottitis leading to airway obstruction
- seasonal influenza, 6-35 months

Other vaccines and vaccines for risk groups
- An annual vaccine against influenza before the epidemic season begins is recommended, as part of to the general vaccination programme, for those children whose health is significantly endangered by influenza, for example due to an illness or medication.
- A hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine is given to children who have a higher risk of contracting hepatitis A or hepatitis B due to their living conditions.
- A BCG vaccine, i.e. tuberculosis vaccine is given to children with a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis.

More information on vaccines is available on the home page of the National Institute for Health and Welfare.

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