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Cine y Pediatría 8
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Vol. 16 - Num. 62

Special Articles

Vaccinations in children with Down syndrome

Josep M.ª Corretger Raueta, AEP en representación del Comité Asesor de Vacunas de lab

aConsell Assessor de Vacunacions. Departament de Salut. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. España.
bComité Asesor de Vacunas de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (CAV-AEP, http://vacunasaep.org/): D. Moreno Pérez, F. J. Álvarez García, J. de Arístegui Fernández, M. J. Cilleruelo Ortega, J. M. Corretger Rauet, N. García Sánchez, A. Hernández Merino, M.

Reference of this article: Corretger Rauet JM, en representación del Comité Asesor de Vacunas de la AEP. Vaccinations in children with Down syndrome. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:159-67.

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Abstract

This article reviews the circumstances and characteristics of children and young people with Down syndrome in regard to their special susceptibility to infection and the opportunities to optimization posed by the routine immunization available.

It also proposes a systematic vaccination schedule applicable to patients with Down syndrome who attempt to meet the above objective, and that includes vaccines against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps and rubella, polio, pneumococcal invasive disease and Haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, chickenpox, rotavirus and hepatitis A.

 

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