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Adults Still Need Immunization, This Is The Reason

JAKARTA, iNews.id – Adult age is a productive period. Dense life activities, lifestyle, diet, exercise, rest are things that determine health conditions from adulthood to old age. It did immunization in adulthood and elderly people can also be an effort to maintain health through the formation of immunity against certain diseases.

Dr. Purnamawati Sujud, SpA (K), MMped, from the Peduli Parents Foundation, said, “Prevention of disease through immunization is the most cost effective. That is, efficient and the results are good. “

This was conveyed in the Thursday News Dialogue Forum with the theme “Why Vaccines Are Important? Is It Necessary for Adults? ” which was held at the KPCPEN Media Center, Thursday (15/10/2020).

So far the community has understood that immunization is an effort to provide the best health for children. However, we often forget that children also need healthy parents.

Efforts to stay healthy are carried out by preventing disease. One of them, through immunization to maintain immunity.

In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the presence of diseases in which the carrier is an adult and can transmit to other family members, including babies and children. Therefore, the benefits of immunization are not only felt by the recipient, but also their family and environment.

Dr. Dirga Sakti Rambe, M.Sc, Sp.PD, Internal Medicine Specialist and Vaccineologist stated, “WHO specifically mentions, especially for adults, that during a pandemic, it is best to get influenza and pneumonia or PCV vaccinations. There are at least two large studies showing that patients are affected Covid-19, but had previously been vaccinated against influenza, the risk of death was lower and the impact when contracted was lighter. “

The vaccine production process itself is gradual and goes through various processes and very strict test stages to ensure the safety of the vaccine. Even after obtaining a distribution permit, vaccine safety is continuously monitored by various institutions.

In Indonesia there is the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) as supervisor. In extraordinary cases such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the health industry is accelerating the process of finding vaccines, but without abandoning the principles of caution and safety.

“Making a vaccine is quite difficult, even more difficult than making new drugs, because the concept is for prevention. Vaccines are given to healthy people, so safety is number one, “said dr. Dirga.

The vaccine itself is categorized by WHO as one of the 10 Greatest Public Health Achievements. After the discovery of the vaccine, there was a significant reduction in the spread of the disease. This means that vaccines are effective in suppressing the spread of certain diseases. One of the phenomenal success stories of disease suppression through immunization is the prevention of transmission of smallpox or smallpox.

As a result of massive immunization, this disease has been extinct since 1979. WHO says, at least two to three million lives have been saved from diseases that can be prevented through immunization.

Vaccines rarely cause side effects, health data show, 95 percent of vaccine side effects are mild or local, and do not cause fatalities.

“Sometimes vaccines also cause fever. No need to worry, because fever is a sign that the vaccine is working to stimulate the immune system, “said dr. Dirga.

“Vaccines are proven to be safe and effective, and are actually a continuation process of immunization in childhood,” said Doctor Dirga.

Dr. Purnamawati emphasized, “Immunization is actually a proof of our love and concern for the people around us, as well as for the wider environment. Therefore, immunize yourself, your family, the environment, and if there is knowledge share and let’s work hand in hand. ” (CM)

Editor : Tuty Ocktaviany

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