COVID-19 Preventive Measures For Children Aged 15 Months Before Going To Japan
Afternoon doctor … I want to ask this month there are plans to go to Japan and I bring a baby 15 months of action what should I do to avoid corona? do I have to have a special vaccine for my child first?
Thank you for the question.
COVID-19 disease (Novel Coronavirus-2019) is currently spreading in several countries in the world, including Indonesia. This disease is caused by the SARS Cov 2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) virus which is transmitted mainly through the respiratory tract, such as if you inhale or swallow the nasal mucus splashes or other sufferers' mouths. Early in its development, this disease may appear mild and similar to a common cold cough. It's just that, if it continues without adequate treatment, this disease can develop into a very deadly breathing disorder.
As with diseases caused by other viral infections, there are several groups of people who are susceptible to infection compared to other groups of people. Included in this risk group are infants and children. Her weak immune system can make your child more susceptible to this disease. In addition, the clinical symptoms of this disease in children are often not typical, so that makes handling too late. Until now, there is no vaccine available to ward off this SARS-Cov 2 infection.
Therefore, if it is not urgent, we suggest you avoid taking your child to travel to countries known to have a high incidence of COVID-19, including Japan. If it is not possible, it is better for you to have your child checked by a doctor or pediatrician to ensure that his condition is perfectly healthy. If the doctor allows you to take him away, and if you still want to take your child away, then the following efforts should be made:
Before leaving, give your child plenty of breast milk and balanced nutrition, increase personal hygiene and the surrounding environment, give him complete immunizations according to doctor's recommendations
On the trip, give your child a mask that is appropriate for his age, choose a comfortable sitting position (if necessary, ask for a priority seat), diligently wash your hands and your child with antiseptic soap, do not hold the nose and mouth area unless necessary.
In Japan, limit bringing children out of the house, especially in a crowded environment, always wear a mask, diligently bathe and wash the child's hands, keep him away from substances that often make him allergic
Write down the number of health facilities that you can contact immediately if things happen that are not desirable while in Japan
Frequently, transmission of COVID-19 occurs from adults to children. Therefore, as a parent, to prevent your child from contracting this disease, you must also be protected from this disease, that is by also making the above efforts for yourself.
Hope this helps ...