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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 46, No 4, December, 2005
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478





Gordana Djordjevic
IPH Kragujevac in Kragujevac
1 Nikola Pasic Street
34000 Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro Phone: (034) 331-341








Gordana Djordjevic1, Momcilo Djordjevic2 and Bozidar Jovanovic2


Institute of Public Health, Kragujevac1
Obstetic and Gyinecology Clinic, Clinical Centre „Kragujevac“, Kragujevac2 


Contagious diseases present the leading causes of getting diseased and mortality in different parts of the world, regardless of improved socio-economic life conditions. The most important among them are the diseases which can be spread by air and water. Immunization against contagious diseases presents the most effective form of prevention, ending, elimination and, where possible, eradication of disease. When there are good programmes of immunization properly implemented, and when they greatly cover the population which they refer to, the changes in frequency of vaccinable diseases can be observed, eg. contagious nosological entities that could be prevented by vaccination. Certain vaccines protect from bacterial or viral infections and reduce the possibility of infection, that is, prevent its transmission. The objective of the research is to point to the results of conducting the compulsory systematic immunization and to examine the effect of immunization on spreading of some respiratory vaccine-preventable diseases within Sumadija Region. This study shows the scope of immunization and spreading of some respiratory vaccine-preventable diseases, before all morbilli, parottitis epidemica, rubella and pertussis, in Sumadija Region for the last ten years. By means of great scope of compulsory immunization, the aforementioned respiratory vaccine-preventable diseases could be prevented. Acta Medica Medianae 2005;44(4): 55 – 59.

Key words: immunization, prevention, contagious diseases