Dr. Suat Gunsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Paediatrics Department provides a service where you can leave your most precious beings your children between the ages of 0-18, in the hands of experienced staff. The general paediatrics polyclinic provides all kinds of tests and treatments to babies and children, it also provides vaccinations and regular check-ups.
A Well Child Follow Up
A well-child follow up is not only a service that must be provided for healthy children but consists of a follow up of the bone growth and development for all children, evaluating whether or not the children are healthy, and also providing protective health education and vaccinations. To enable the child to grow up healthily in every aspect; education is provided to determine the problems that will prevent the child's motor, emotional and intellectual skills from developing and how to prevent these problems, also educating the family on nutrition, child care and accidents are all included in child follow ups.
The check-up times; must be conducted once within the first 48 hours, on the 15th day, once every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th month, once every three months in the 6th, 9th and 12th months, once every six months between the ages of 1-3 and once every year between the ages of 3-6.
Vaccinations can protect individuals from infections and the effects of infections, they are biological substances which include dead or weakened micro-organisms or their contents and are applied to healthy people and people under risk of disease.
It is important for the whole community to gain immunity before they face infections that cause; morbidity (disability) and mortality (risk of death) due to active infections. Anticores that pass from the mother to the baby through the placenta during pregnancy can provide protection for a certain amount of time against certain infectious diseases. However, the importance of vaccinations increase as the anticores that passed through the placenta lessen in the breastfeeding ages of the child. Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio have increased in recent years and are causes of serious morbidity and mortality especially during the breastfeeding ages.
The pneumococcus and haemophilus influenzae type b vaccinations that are recently advised can cause respiratory infections, meningitis and sepsis. Measles, rubella and mumps are rarely seen infections thanks to successful vaccination programs. Vaccinated children help prevent the spreading of infections in the community. They also help protect children and adults who have not yet been vaccinated or children who have not yet been able to be vaccinated. Vaccinations in the childhood ages can prevent diseases that can occur in preschool or during school ages.