Isnin lepas, kami ke UMRA utk dapatkan injection for Pneumococcal Vaccine for Zameer. Supposedly, appointment for the injection is on 16th March, on the day Zameer turn 13 months. Tapi hari tu Zameer kena cirit birit, so doc xbg injection...Doc suruh tggu heal dulu diarrhea tu, then baru blh bagi injection.. about a week after that, pegi lagi ke UMRA tp badan Zameer plak agak panas cam nk demam...so, tangguh punya tangguh, 30 April baru pegi dptkan injection...Total bill with ubat demam RM 220.00...huhuu....
Injection for Pneumococcal Vaccine x disediakan di Klinik Kesihatan Kerajaan, mmg kena dptkan kat swasta je...so, by hook or by crook, kena dptkan jugak utk menjamin kesihatan anak dari penyakit yg bahaya skrg...utk Pneumococcal ni ada 2 injection, 1st injection blh ambik bila anak berumur 13bln, 2nd injection is 2 months after that...
Meh kita discover skit pasal vaccine ni...
What is pneumococcal vaccination?
Pneumococcal vaccination is a method of preventing a specific type of lung infection (pneumonia) that is caused by Pneumococcus bacterium. There are more than 80 different types of pneumococcus bacteria-23 of these are covered in the current vaccination. The vaccine is injected into the body to stimulate the normal immune system to produce antibodies that are directed against pneumococcus bacteria.
This method of stimulating the normal immune system to be directed against a specific microbe is called immunization. Pneumococcal vaccination is also referred to as Pneumococcal immunization.
Pneumococcal vaccination does not protect against pneumonia caused by microbes other than pneumococcus bacteria, nor does it protect against pneumococcal bacteria strains not included in the vaccine. It is reassuring do note that of the 80 different serotypes, the vast majority of infections are caused by the 23 serotypes contained in the vaccine.
Who should consider pneumococcal vaccination?
Pneumococcal vaccination should be considered by people in the following groups:
- Adults 65 years of age and older.
- Persons > 2 years of age with chronic heart or lung disorders includingcongestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, chronic liver disease,alcoholism, spinal fluid leaks, cardiomyopathy, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD) or emphysema.
- Persons > 2 years of age with spleen dysfunction (such as sickle cell disease) or lack of spleen function (asplenia), blood malignancy (leukemias), multiple myeloma, kidney failure, organ transplantation or immunosuppressive conditions, including HIV infection.
- Alaskan natives and certain American Indian populations.
- If elective surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy) or immunosuppressive therapy is planned, the vaccine is given two weeks prior to the procedure, if possible.
So, that it is....Paed said that baby might get fever after the injection. But, Alhamdulillah Zameer survived from having fever after the injection.
Ni dia budak yg makin banyak akal...huhuu...
P/S: To get this kind of injection is depends on u as a parent, but better save than never, rite?