Vaccines For Babies Will Be Umrah.?

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Afternoon. I want to ask. God willing, I’ll be leaving for a month with my two children. the first is 19 months old (20 months when departing) and the second is 4 months old (5 months when departing). since our first child did not have a vaccine. the question is, is there a vaccine for my two children before this pilgrimage? and if there has never been a vaccine before, can it be vaccinated?

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Good afternoon, thank you in advance for asking on the HealthReplies.com site.

Carrying a baby while going to Umrah really needs extra preparation, before leaving it is strongly recommended that you also have vaccinated your child, including the meningitis vaccine. In general, this vaccine is given to children aged 11-12 years, however, if you will bring your child to Saudi Arabia where it is an endemismeningitis area. Bacteria that cause meningitis include Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidae, Haemophilus influenza, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes. Other causes can also be caused by viruses, fungi, and parasites. This disease is very easily transmitted through the respiratory and digestive tract so vaccination needs to be done for prevention. Faster is done better but at least 2 weeks before departure you have given the meningitis vaccine so that antibodies have formed. Some side effects that may occur in the form of pain and redness on the injection site and also fever. In addition, this vaccine also remains at risk of allergies, so before doing this vaccination you should be able to consult also with your doctor. If the child is still ill, the vaccine should be postponed until he is declared cured by a doctor and can receive the meningitis vaccine.

In addition, we suggest that you can consult this matter and check your child's health condition with a pediatrician beforehand to ensure his condition is good when going to the holy land. You also need to bring equipment and other medicines, especially for your child if at any time his health deteriorates.

In addition, do not forget to pay attention to your child's mandatory immunization schedule and consider the time of departure so that it is not too late to get other mandatory immunizations. If you have never been vaccinated before then we recommend immediately pursue the completeness of the mandatory vaccines, because this is also important to be able to prevent transmission of other diseases and for the health of your child.

Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps.

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