Acta Pediátrica Costarricense
Print version ISSN 1409-0090
PORRAS, Oscar. Immunization: schedule and general recommendations. Acta pediátr. costarric [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp. 65-76. ISSN 1409-0090.
The article outlines the recommendations of the Costa Rican Pediatrics Association for the national vaccination schedule in different age groups. There is advice for children aged 0 through 4 years , 5 through 8 years and adults. Regarding the schedule, the article discusses specific aspects related to each vaccine. In the second part, the article provides information about general vaccination issues such as interchangeability, adverse effects and contraindications. The final part analyzes suggestions related to immunization in special situations such as immunosuppresion, transplants, preterm infants, asplenia and allergies.
Keywords : vaccines; immunization; immunoglobulin; catch up; vaccine schedule; autism; thimerosal; pregnancy.