"Soon it is clear if all the children in Sweden should be offered free vaccines against chicken pox. In the year Folkhälsomyndighetens information about the vaccine should be entered in the national vaccination programme."
"– It is not obvious what we will come to, " says the head of unit Adam Roth."
"Fever, fatigue, and itchy, red rashes all over the body. The symptoms of chickenpox becomes more difficult the older you are – but may in the future be avoided if a vaccine against the disease available for free to all children and young people."
" the Benefits are, of course, to avoid the burden of disease. Chicken pox affects basically all in Sweden. Usually it is a mild disease. But 300 to 400 cases per year must sjukhusvårdas among young people, and then it is about half as many as have sjukhusvårdas among the elderly, " says Adam Roth, director of Folkhälsomyndighetens unit of vaccination programme, to the TT."
"– Among all the mild cases it is, of course, a lot where someone must stay home with a sick child. There are several aspects of what you can prevention with an effective vaccine."
"Ethical and economic"
"Folkhälsomyndighetens investigation has been going on since the spring of 2018 and this year they are responsible to submit their conclusions and proposals on the ministry's table. Then it is up to the government to take a stand on the issue."
"– There are three main criteria that we look at. It is that the vaccination needs to effectively prevent the burden of disease. Then it must be economically viable, and ethically viable, " says Adam Roth."
"HH: Are the disadvantages, primarily economic, or are there medical risks with a vattkoppsvaccin?"
"– It is this that the investigation will show, so I can't totally be it. We have very high demands on a vaccine that will be included in a national program, so the benefits must very clearly outweigh the risks."
"In other countries such investigations landed in different conclusions. In the US for example, vaccination of children since 1995 against chicken pox. The number of reported cases of the disease fell, where by 82% between 2000 and 2010, according to a report from the Folkhälsomyndigheten."
"– There is an effective vaccine. Vaccinate with two doses, you take basically removed the the circulation of chickenpox in the community, " says Adam Roth."
"Folkhälsomyndigheten is expected to come up with its recommendation on the vaccine this summer."
"Varicella is a common and highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus. You can only get it once, then you are immune to it."
"the most Common symptoms are fever and fluid-filled blisters, which may itch a lot. The symptoms are often more difficult the older you are."
"It usually takes 10 to 20 days from infection before the first symptoms noticed. These tend to be fever, headache, and fatigue."
"After a few days formed red rash, usually on the upper body. They can spread to the whole body."
"most people get chickenpox as a child. The disease usually heal by itself."
"always Seek care if you are 18 years of age or older – but the ring to the infirmary first."
"Each year is added to 300-400 children hospitalised because of chicken pox. There are cases where children have died of the disease."
"the Vaccine against the chicken pox is effective. One dose protects against serious illness. Two doses will prevent circulation of the disease in the community."
"Source: 1177 Vårdguiden, Folkhälsomyndigheten"