Illustration of the logo of a researcher trying to create a corona virus vaccine. Photo: Antara
jpnn.com, JAKARTA – A pediatrician from the Parent Care Foundation, Endah Citraresmi, said that vaccination basically makes a person immune, so there is no need to go through a sick phase when attacked by certain viruses or bacteria.
“This is certainly different from the body’s natural immunity that occurs after a person is attacked by a disease. In this condition, there needs to be a phase of illness first until it is finally cured and immune,” said Endah.
Endah said that in a Productive Dialogue with the theme of Active Immunization: Realizing a Better Quality of Life which was held by the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN), Tuesday (24/11).
Endah also appealed to the public not to easily believe in hoax information about vaccines and immunizations. When vaccines get distribution permits, their safety is guaranteed.
This is because, he said, the vaccine production process has gone through the stages according to safety procedures, starting from clinical pre-testing in animals, followed by three stages of clinical trials in humans, until finally obtaining permission for use from the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM).
When vaccines are circulating in the community, BPOM and the National Commission for Post-Immunization Follow-Up Events (Komnas KIPI) continue and continue to monitor the vaccine.
As an example of monitoring, said Endah, the AEFI report from the 2018 phase 1 MR vaccination record showed very few post-immunization follow-up events that were directly related to vaccine administration.
“The AEFI report only 255 out of 35 million doses of vaccine, and it turns out that after being examined only 18 cases were directly related to immunization, the others were coincidences,” said the woman who is a doctor.