Greetings, my doctor has a question regarding immunization. I have colleagues who used to be anti-immunization relatives. Now he is scared because many viruses have sprung up. He’s 28 now, I don’t understand about this. What should he do? Do you need immunization or something. Thank you doctor
Vaccination is a health effort in preventing infectious diseases. Infectious diseases for which vaccinations are available are diseases that have serious complications and are potentially life threatening.
Vaccines usually contain weakened / killed microorganisms or artificial proteins that will trigger the body's immune system against disease. Vaccinations can be given by injection, drops and the newest method for certain vaccines is nasal / mouth spray.
Several types of vaccinations are given free of charge and mandatory by the government, these vaccines are usually given from birth to age 11 years. The vaccines are Hepatitis B, BCG, Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus, Measles, Rubella and Haemophilus Influenza type B.
Other vaccines that are also recommended are varicella, influenza, pneumococcus, Hepatitis A, HPV (especially women).
If your friend has never received vaccinations since birth, you should consult directly with an Internal Medicine Specialist for a comprehensive medical examination. The doctor will ask about previous medical history and family history, ask if the patient is in good health / illness, perform a physical examination and determine a schedule for the vaccination sequence according to the needs and condition of your friend.
Read more about Adult Vaccinations in this HealthReplies.com article.
That's the info we can share, hope it helps you.
Greetings healthy, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.