Should Babies Be Given Additional Vaccines Such As Rotavirus And PCV?
Good morning, I want to ask in the book MCH vaccine that is recommended only up to measles, which is at the age of 9 months. Well, is it necessary for babies to be given additional vaccines such as rotavirus and PCV. Among which additional vaccines are extremely needed.
Vaccinations in infants and children are indeed divided into vaccinations that are required and vaccinations are recommended. Required vaccination is to prevent diseases that often occur in children, can be epidemic, and the incidence is high in developing countries. Therefore, mandatory vaccinations are BCG, DPT, polio, hepatitis B and measles vaccinations. In addition to the vaccine, there are also recommended vaccinations. As the name implies, this vaccination is not mandatory, that is, if the vaccination is not given or missed, the possibility of fatal illness is not as high as the possibility if the child does not get the compulsory vaccination. However, certainly no one can know when a child will be infected with a fatal disease. Therefore, there is nothing wrong if the recommended vaccination is also given in full. For example, vaccination against rotavirus and pneumococcal. If not given, then maybe the child remains healthy. However, if given the vaccine, if one day the child is infected with rotavirus and pneumococcal, the possibility of the disease is not severe and fatal. You and your husband should be able to discuss with the pediatrician who handles your child for this vaccination information. The doctor will explain in detail why the recommended vaccination should still be given.
Hopefully this brief explanation can help you. Regards.