Have you ever been vaccinated? Then what is the effect on your body? Vaccination is very important. Vaccination is the prevention from communicable diseases. Today, vaccinations are the most effective and reliable protection from acute infectious diseases. According to Indonesian Pediatrician Association, immunization must be done early. Immunization for children must be scheduled regularly.
What Are Vaccines?
A vaccine is a way to build up your body’s natural immunity to a disease. Vaccines provide a buildup of antibodies before you get sick. For most vaccines, a weakened form of the disease germ is injected into your body to produces antibodies. Those antibodies then stay in your body for a long period. Your immune system will fight the disease as protection. Minor ailments such as flu and fever don’t cause any problem.
How Does Immunity work?
Your body will build a defense system that will protect your body from various diseases. This is called the immune system. When your body is exposed to a germ for the first time, it starts producing antibodies to fight it. The antibodies stay in your body. When your body is exposed to germs in the future, the immune system will protect your body. The antibodies will attack right away, and you won’t get the illness. This is the purpose of immunization.
However, some diseases may lead to serious complications and sometimes death. When we vaccinate, a weakened microbe, a fragment, or something that resembles it, is added to the body. Then your immune system activated. For some diseases, vaccination will lead to lifelong protection.
Vaccination is recommended for everyone. Most are given to children. It is recommended that children receive 14 different vaccines by their 6th birthday. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes that immunization is essential to preventing the spread of contagious diseases. The AAFP offers vaccination recommendations, immunization schedules, and information on disease-specific vaccines.
Immunization For Children
Children and adolescents are strongly advised to join the immunization program. This is the way to avoid twelve different diseases: rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, infection with Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), hepatitis B, pneumococcal disease, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cervical cancer.
Vaccination usually starts when a child is six weeks old. Since several of the diseases vaccinated against affecting the youngest children the hardest, delays should be avoided. Booster doses are given when a child reaches school age. These are the reasons to vaccinate your child.
A good vaccine will provide prolonged protection against disease. For some vaccines, there is a need for booster doses in the future to maintain protection. Including vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and pertussis. A booster dose may also be needed for a travel vaccine.
We take the vaccination procedures very seriously with kids as well as with adults, that is why every injection is preceded by a physical exam. At this exam, our doctor briefly examines a patient and also answers regarding the upcoming examinations.
Our physicians will also give consultations on the recommended schedule of the preventative injections, the period of the vaccine effect, and possible side effects. They also will make sure whether there are any contraindications regarding the application of certain vaccinations.
Puri Medical Clinic only uses the vaccines they are from an approved supplier and who adhere to the conditions of storage and transport.
Vaccinations that are available in our clinic include Rabies, Flu, Viral Hepatitis A, Viral Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Whooping-cough, Measles, Rubella, Parotitis, Papilloma Virus, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, etc.
Source: Familydoctor.com, Norwegian Institute of Public Health