Last updated:02-17-2009
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Vaccination is a way to prevent various infectious diseases. A vaccine works by making the immune system resistant to certain microorganisms. When vaccinating against a particular disease, Monday brings your body dead or weakened micro-organisms which the immune system attack. Since they are dead or weakened micro-organisms causing disease vaccine is not true. Immune system learns to recognize the other hand, the micro-organism and d


In Denmark there is a vaccination, a free offer to all children. The program included vaccination against the most common childhood diseases (MFR-vaccination):
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
Furthermore, vaccinating
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • The bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type B.
The above are potentially serious diseases that are now largely eradicated in Denmark because of the vaccination program.

How is the vaccine?

Most vaccinations given by injection into a muscle. This leads to a slight discomfort in the area where the plug. Subsequently, there may be a little soreness in the muscle, but this continued again after a few days.


Why vaccinate?

We vaccinate to avoid becoming ill. The diseases that are vaccinated against the Danish børnevaccinationsprogram was formerly frequent and serious illnesses that could die of. Many people do not mean that, for example. measles can be a serious illness, but some are dying annually. 700,000 people from this disease worldwide and many more will follow as deafness, epilepsy or mental retardation. This is prevented by
A high adherence (above 95%) to a vaccination program also provides a so-called herd immunity (flock immunity), which means that the disease virtually eradicated, so that even people who are not vaccinated will be protected. It is important for those who for one reason or another can not tolerate being vaccinated.

Side effects of vaccination

There has been some media discussion of specific MFR-vaccine side effects, which some have argued that there is a risk of autism and sensory defects as blindness and deafness. This has not been proven, and the suspicion is probably occurred because the time when vaccinating is the same as the stage in child development, which usually detects the above disorders.
Common side effects are:
  • Swelling and redness around the insertion site
  • Rash
  • Fever, possibly. with febrile convulsions
  • Prolonged crying and irritability
In very rare cases have arisen encephalitis. The risk of this is much greater if not vaccinated and naturally get, for example. measles.




3 months
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio Haemophilus influenzae, Pneumokoksygdom
(Abbreviated: Di-Te-Ki-Pol-dig + Pn) was introduced on 1 October 2007
5 months
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio Haemophilus influenzae, Pneumokoksygdom
12 months
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio Haemophilus influenzae, Pneumokoksygdom
15 months
Measles, mumps, rubella (MFR)
4 years
Measles, mumps, rubella (MFR) was introduced on 1 April 2008
5 years
Di-Te-Ki-Pol revaccination
12 years
Measles, mumps, rubella (MFR) (if have not received two previous MFR)
HPV offered girls


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