The Difference Between Vaccinations and Immunizations Are Often Considered the Same

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Vaccination and immunization are often seen as the same thing. Even though the two efforts to prevent this disease have different meanings.

Chairman of the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI), Sri Rezeki S. Hadinegoro, explained the difference between the two efforts to prevent this disease.

Vaccination is the act of getting a vaccine into the body to stimulate the immune system. Meanwhile, immunization is a process in the body after the vaccine is inserted and the body reacts to make antibodies or immunity.


“The terms vaccination and immunization are often used together, although in fact if we want to know exactly, it’s a little different,” he said in ‘Socialization of Media’ Vaccination for the Country ‘with the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPC PEN). last Saturday (31/10).

Hadinegoro said that there are several factors to prevent disease, such as the availability of clean water. If clean water was available throughout Indonesia, he said, maybe fifty percent of the disease could be overcome.

Another important preventive measure that can be done is to avoid indoor pollution or pollution in the room. One of this pollution comes from the combustion smoke in the room.

“Ladies and gentlemen who smoke in the room creates indoor pollution. In the East, there are still many people who cook in the house with wood so that the smoke is everywhere. It must be avoided,” he said.

Apart from that, exclusive breastfeeding, balanced nutrition, and following the family planning program are some things that he thinks can also be done to prevent various existing diseases.

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