Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anas Meet Mr Doc

Today pegi Pantai Hospital KL sbb nak bawa Anas jab utk pneumococcal. Anas kinda late according to schedule tapi doc kata its OK, so Mommy tak worry :)

Sebelum kejadian :

Anas pun tak worry Mommy....steady jerr :)

Semasa kejadian :

Adoiiii....sakit gak la Mommy..........huhu

So, done with d 1st jab. Next appointment utk 2nd jab will be on 2nd April. Hang in there, Anas :)

For those yg tak tau wats d purpose of this pneumococcal jab, here are some infos taken fr

What are the benefits of the pneumococcal vaccine?

This vaccine protects against pneumococcal (pronounced new-m'COCKL) infections, which mostly strike children under age 5 and can lead to some of the worst childhood diseases. Pneumococcal infections are one of the most common causes of death in the United States from a disease that's preventable through a vaccine.
Before the vaccine came along, pneumococcal infection caused more than 700 cases of meningitis, 13,000 blood infections, and 5 million ear infections in children under 5 every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The vaccine is effective in up to 90 percent of people who get it.
The bugs responsible for pneumococcal are bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. They live in the mucous lining of the nose and in the back of the throat. And when they're plentiful enough, they can cause an infection in the respiratory tract, middle ear, or sinus cavities. Antibiotics such as penicillin can kill them, but up to 40 percent of the strains are resistant to antibiotics.
Pneumococcal bacteria spread by close contact and through coughing and sneezing. Diseases such as meningitis and pneumonia can crop up within days of infection.
Symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia usually include fever and chills with shaking or trembling, as well as chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, fatigue, and weakness. Nausea, vomiting, and headaches are also associated with pneumococcal pneumonia, but are less common.
Pneumococcal bacteria also cause some of the most serious ear infections in children.

News about the latest pneumococcal vaccine

In February 2010, the FDA licensed a new vaccine to prevent pneumococcal disease in children: Prevnar 13, or PCV13. PCV13 protects against more strains of pneumococcal bacteria than the previous vaccine, PCV7.
This protection is important because PCV7 doesn’t protect against certain strains of bacteria that have become more common in recent years. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the new vaccine offers protection against the strains of pneumococcal bacteria that most often cause severe pneumococcal infections in children.

What's the recommended schedule?

Recommended number of doses
Four doses.

Recommended ages
  • At 2 months
  • At 4 months
  • At 6 months
  • Between 12 and 15 months

So skang dh tau kan kepentingan jab ni? To those mothers yg belum lagi bawa anak utk jab ni.......jgn delay2 cepat before its too late......

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