Don't Miss Child Immunizations
Basic immunization is very important for children, because the child's immune system is not yet fully developed. The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) recommends several complete vaccinations for children over a certain age. The timing and methods of vaccination also vary, some are started at birth or after the child is several months old. So that Hermina's Friends don't have the wrong schedule in giving basic immunizations to their children, we see in full below! What is basic immunization? A healthy family is every family's dream, especially the health of the baby. Vaccination is a proven way to prevent deadly infectious diseases. By vaccinating children, we can protect our children because babies and young children are very susceptible to several diseases. A vaccine is a type of bacteria or virus that has been weakened or killed to stimulate the immune system by making antibodies in the body. These antibodies protect the body in the future. The body is immune to disease without having to catch it first. Unlike medication, vaccination is a way to prevent it. In Indonesia, the concept of complete routine immunization is known, divided into basic immunization and advanced immunization. The implementation of this vaccination is carried out depending on the age of the child. Primary immunization in children is the most important preventive and follow-up vaccination to maintain the body's immunity so that it remains optimal in old age.
vaccination purposes The purpose of vaccination is to obtain immunity or immunity of a child and eradicate disease in the population of a region or country. At least 70% of the population of the region or country must be vaccinated. Equally important is the post-immunization (booster vaccine), which must be carried out at certain times to increase the population's immunity. By vaccinating children, the body is better able to resist and overcome infectious diseases. And when several people in a group are immune to a disease, it becomes more difficult for it to spread and spread to unvaccinated people. This is called herd immunity or herd immunity. Types and benefits of vaccination To better understand the importance of adhering to the basic childhood immunization schedule, here are the benefits of each recommended childhood vaccine: • Hepatitis B vaccination to prevent liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, which can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks or serious illness lasting a lifetime. • Polio vaccination to prevent polio in children. Most people infected with polio have mild or no symptoms. However, some infections can be very serious and cause paralysis or immobility of some part of the body, such as the arms, legs or respiratory muscles. There is no cure for polio infection. • BCG vaccine to prevent tuberculosis or tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. • The DPT vaccine is a combination vaccine that prevents three diseases, namely diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. • PCV vaccination to prevent diseases such as pneumonia (pneumonia), inflammation of the lining of the brain (meningitis) and blood infections (bacteremia). • Rotavirus vaccine to protect children from gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines), which is associated with symptoms such as acute diarrhea, vomiting, fever, difficulty eating and drinking, and abdominal pain. • Flu vaccine to prevent flu that attacks the respiratory tract. • MR/MMR vaccination to prevent measles, rubella and mumps. • Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccination to prevent encephalitis. • Vaccination against varicella or varicella. • Hepatitis A vaccine to prevent inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. • Typhoid polysaccharide vaccine to prevent typhus. • HPV vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus, which causes skin infections including genital warts. What happens if you don't get vaccinated? Children who are not vaccinated are at greater risk of complications that can cause disability or even death. This is because the body does not have a special defense system that can protect the body against some dangerous diseases, namely bacteria