By following immunization can reduce and also prevent outbreaks of dangerous diseases. So what about additional immunization for babies, how important is additional immunization for babies?
Basically, the mandatory immunizations that your child must get include the BCG, DPT, hepatitis B, Polio and measles vaccines. This type of immunization is mandatory according to the recommendation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. By carrying out the recommended immunizations will prevent various types of dangerous diseases. Some diseases that can be prevented by following a regular schedule include pneumonia, meningitis or meningitis, hepatitis, measles and cervical cancer.
You need to know that these vaccines are not included in the PPI immunization list and do not get subsidies from the government so that the difference is not due to need or not but mandatory and recommended. So that mandatory immunization is an immunization vaccine that children get using government facilities while for additional immunization if can be done.
Here are some additional immunizations that are often not known by the public:
This immunization can protect the body from the Haemophilus influenza type B virus. The virus can cause meninghitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain), pneumonia and also epiglottitis. In giving immunization can be done at the age of 2, 4, 6 and 15 months. In this immunization can be given separately or in combination.
This vaccine can protect the body from bacteria, the bacteria that often attack is a type of pneumococcal bacteria which can cause meningitis, ear infections and pneumonia. The time in administering this vaccine is the same as for Hib but at the last administration it can be done at the age between 12-15 months. Meanwhile, if you have just given it at the age of a child over 1 year of age, this vaccine will be given twice at two month intervals, whereas if given between the ages of 2-5 years, the vaccine will be given once.
3.MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
MMR provides benefits to protect the body from viral viruses such as measles, mumps, and rubella. In giving this vaccine can be given at the age of 15 months and can even be repeated at the age of 6 years. This vaccine can even be given at 12 months of age as long as your child has not had the measles vaccine by 9 months of age.
Influenza vaccine can protect the body from influenza viruses that often attack. In giving this vaccine can be given once a year from the age of your child 6 months and can even be continued until adulthood. In giving immunizations over 2 years, the vaccine is given in the form of a spray in your child’s respiratory tract.
5. HPV (Humanpapilloma Virus)
The HPV vaccine can protect the body from exposure to the humanpapilloma virus which can attack women, namely the cervical cancer. It is given at the age of 10 years and is given 3 times with a schedule at the age of 1-2 months then for the next 6 months.
In giving this immunization can protect against chickenpox giving this vaccine with your child’s age 5 years.
7. Hepatitis A
This immunization can protect the body from the hepatitis A virus which can cause liver disease. The administration of this vaccine at the age of over 2 years, twice with an interval of 6-12 months.
This vaccine is intended to protect the body from salmonella typhi bacteria which can cause typhus in administering this vaccine at the age of 2 years and repeated at 3 years of age. There are two types that can be given both orally and injections, so that oral typhoid can be given to children over 6 years.