Inmunizaciones en bebés

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Inmunizaciones en bebés

Las inmunizaciones o vacunaciones se administran para iniciar o aumentar la resistencia a una enfermedad infecciosa. Las inmunizaciones proporcionan una forma especial de inmunidad que da protección a largo plazo contra antígenos específicos, tal como enfermedades. Las inmunizaciones de rutina se administran con una aguja ya que deben ser aplicadas directamente al músculo. La mejor forma de ayudar a aliviar el dolor durante la aplicación de la vacuna es reduciendo el nivel de ansiedad del niño.

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  • Last Reviewed on 03/23/2012
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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