Decreased Immunization Coverage, Threat of Outbreaks in the Midst of a Pandemic

Illustration of diphtheria immunization. Photo: ANTARA KBR Jakarta- The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) asked local governments to increase immunization coverage at various levels. Director of Prevention and Control of Directly Infectious Diseases of the Directorate General of P2P of the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) Siti Nadia Tarmizi reasoned that currently there was a decline in […]

The Covid-19 pandemic causes a major setback in childhood immunizations

KONTAN.CO.ID – GENEVA. The Covid-19 pandemic is starting to have a real impact on children around the world. Nearly 23 million children have been forced to skip routine immunizations due to all the restrictions caused by Covid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday (15/7) reported that 22.7 million children did not get mandatory vaccinations, […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted routine childhood immunization programs around the world

ILLUSTRATION. Officers wearing complete personal protective equipment (PPE) inject vaccines to children participating in the immunization program at the Ngagel Rejo Health Center, Tuesday (30/6/2020). Source: Reuters | Editor: Prihastomo Wahyu Widodo KONTAN.CO.ID – GENEVA. The Covid-19 pandemic is starting to have a real impact on children around the world. Nearly 23 million children have […]

UN warns of another aftermath of the pandemic

Mass vaccination campaigns for children have been postponed in dozens of countries around the world Globally, the rate of vaccination of children against measles, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis has dropped dramatically, which can trigger outbreaks of these diseases. Last year, when the whole world was faced with the coronavirus pandemic, 23 million children did […]

Children who are not immunized are most vulnerable to contracting the virus at school

loading… JAKARTA – Face to face school the plan will start in July 2021. Parents must immediately complete immunization children to avoid diseases that can be prevented by immunization. Children are at high risk of contracting various diseases other than Covid-19, if they are not immunized. Secretary of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association’s Immunization Task Force […]

IDI Asks Parents to Complete Child Immunizations to Prevent Viruses at School

Merdeka.com – Secretary of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association’s Immunization Task Force, Prof. dr. Soedjatmiko Sp.A (K), advised parents to complete their children’s immunizations to avoid diseases that can be prevented by immunization. According to him, children who do not get immunization have poor immunity so they are susceptible to contracting diseases. This appeal is in […]

Parents have their newborns vaccinated a little more often

Photo: CC0 via pixnio Parents had their newborns vaccinated slightly more often against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and polio (DPTP) in the past year compared to a year earlier. However, the turnout of girls born in 2007 for the HPV cervical cancer vaccine was 64 percent lower than the […]

Expert: Immunization Becomes an Investment for the Future of Children

Jakarta: Field Epidemiology Training Program Advisor (FETP) I Nyoman Kandun asserted immunization important to form the body’s resistance to fight disease. Preventing disease is better than cure. “Immunization is an investment in the future for Indonesian children. Equipped with immunizations that protect them from infectious diseases, Indonesian children can grow up physically and mentally healthy. […]