Distance Of Influenza Vaccine To 2 And Japanese Enchapalitis Vaccine In Children?
Our child, 3 years and 4 months old, has already carried out stage 2 influenza vaccine.
Hello Elli Wati,
Japanese enchephalitis (JE) is inflammation of the brain caused by infection with the JE virus which is transmitted through mosquito bites (Culex). Infection is not transmitted from one person to another. Not all people infected with the JE virus will develop symptoms. In people with low body immunity can occur encephalitis. Symptoms can appear 5-15 days after infection. Symptoms that arise are fever, severe headaches, vomiting, difficulty moving, high fever, seizures, to decreased consciousness. This disease can be found in Asia (including Indonesia) and the Pacific region, especially in tropical and subtropical regions.
JE vaccination can be given as a preventative measure. According to the American CDC, JE vaccination is recommended for people who will travel to JE endemic areas for more than 1 month and will live in rural areas or who still have a lot of rice fields. JE vaccine can be given at age> 2 months. The JE vaccine available in Indonesia now is a type of live attenuated vaccine. This type of vaccine is given 1 time dose. The vaccine should not be given to immunocompromised patients, pregnant women, and patients who have a history of allergy to the components of the previous vaccine. Side effects caused by JE vaccine can include fever, nausea, aches, headaches, or allergic reactions such as itching on the skin, swollen lips, to tightness. Based on the CDC, live attenuated vaccines should be> 4 weeks away from other types of live attenuated vaccines.
Prevention of JE especially is actually by preventing mosquito bites. This can be done by practicing 3M which is to bury used goods, close the water reservoirs, drain the tub regularly. You can also add ABATE powder to the water reservoir to kill the larvae. You can use repellant medicine, mosquito repellent, or mosquito nets if indeed the environment where many mosquitoes live.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.