The Importance of Immunization for Your Little One

The Importance of Immunization for Your Little One

Baby's health is very important. Especially during a pandemic like today, many parents are worried about the condition of their children. Therefore vaccination or immunization is highly recommended to increase the immunity of the Little One.

Immunization or vaccination is an effort from the government that aims to prevent the increase in morbidity from certain diseases that are at risk for infants. The purpose of giving vaccines is to build immunity so that they are not easily infected with viruses that cause disease. Giving vaccines to babies is important, because the baby's body has a low level of immunity so it must immediately get protection from infectious disease infections.

Immunizations are important and should be done as early as possible, including when the child is born. During immunization, children will be given vaccines to help prevent or reduce the risk of infection or certain diseases so that it will minimize the incidence of morbidity and complications. For that, don't be afraid to continue with vaccines or immunizations to hospitals or other health services.

According to IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), immunization itself is divided into complete and additional basic immunizations.

Complete basic immunization consists of:

  • Hepatitis B Haemovirus Influenza B,
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Tetanus (DPT) or commonly called pentavalent,
  • Polio,
  • BCG,
  • Measles.

Meanwhile, for additional immunization consists of:

  • Rota virus
  • Pneumococci
  • Influenza
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Dengue Vaccine.

The schedule for giving immunizations to children has been regulated by IDAI according to the following chart.

Well, Friends of Hermina, let's follow the immunization schedule above and give immunizations to your little one on time so that your little one avoids the threat of dangerous diseases and grows strong and healthy.

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