Is It Dangerous If 18 Years Of Age Don’t Participate In The Vaccine?
Hello …. r nI want to ask, I was 18 years old when there was a vaccine injection event at school I was not present, so I was not vaccinated r nIs it dangerous if my age was not vaccinated? R n r nThank you
Hi Mauriska, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, you should clarify in advance what vaccines are being given at your school. Do you mean diphtheria immunization, which is the government's immunization program in response to Diphtheria outbreaks in Indonesia?
If you really mean the diphtheria immunization, then you should undergo the immunization according to the recommendations given. For children aged 7-19 years, it is recommended to give Td immunization 3 times at 0-1-6 months. This immunization is very important to do to prevent you from contracting diphtheria. Diphtheria is a very dangerous disease because it can cause swelling of the airways to cause respiratory problems and death. Due to the increase in the incidence of diphtheria infection in Indonesia, the possibility of transmission will increase. This disease can be prevented by giving adequate vaccination. Therefore, the government launched this simultaneous immunization program to break the chain of diphtheria transmission.
You should talk to the school and your parents about giving you vaccinations.
The following is an article that you can read about diphtheria
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