National Institute of Vaccines to add TDAP vaccine as new base vaccine.

National Institute of Vaccines to add TDAP vaccine to prevent diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus in pregnant women. It’s the new basic vaccine. Increase immunity to newborns Reduce severe illness before vaccination

Dr. Nakorn Premsri, director of the National Vaccine Institute gave an interview about the preparation of adding a new basic vaccine to the Immunization Program that currently in the Immunization Program National Primary Vaccine Subcommittee Eleven basic vaccines have been included in the programme, including tuberculosis vaccine (BCG), hepatitis B vaccine, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and JE encephalitis vaccine. The measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, the Hib meningitis (HIB) vaccine introduced in 2019, and the rotavirus diarrhea vaccine. which is packed in 2020

There are several new vaccines being considered for immunization programs. But the most advanced is the TDAP vaccine for pregnant women. In the prevention of tetanus (Tetanus), Diphtheria (Diphtheria) and pertussis (Acellular Pertussis) due to the immune system These were received as a child. Over time, immunity decreases. It is given to pregnant women for the purpose of boosting the immune system in both pregnant women and for protection in infants. which has been reviewed by the National Primary Vaccine Committee The economic value analysis process is left to understand that 2022 should be completed. It will be proposed to the program to enhance the immune system.

“Injections are given to pregnant women and their effects on babies. It reduces infant morbidity in these three diseases before the start of baseline vaccination. This will have a gap or gap because babies will start vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus. The first dose is 2 months, followed by 4 months, 6 months, the first 3 doses, and then 1 and a half and 5 years old, which must wait for the first 3 doses of immunity. enough to protect But from the data, it was found that Sometimes children get sick, such as whooping cough from childhood. From the age of less than 4 months, most of them are in the family. It is the period when the child is not fully immune or not able to get up in time. Because they have not received a single dose of vaccine or vaccine. If the TDAP vaccine is given to pregnant women, it can help reduce the risk in the offspring,” said Nakorn M.D.

As for progress in providing cervical cancer vaccine or HPV vaccine to retroactively inject 5th grade girls who have not been vaccinated for 2 years due to the COVID-19 situation Nakorn said that Companies that import HPV vaccines also have more vaccines, but not much. The Department of Disease Control and the National Health Security Office (NHSO) are in the process of preparing their budget for procurement. because now is the end of the fiscal year

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