What are the benefits of immunization? And when it should be given? So that she was mistaken, please refer to the following frequently asked questions …
Why do children need to be immunized?
Because of the age of the children is the age most susceptible to various viruses and diseases, so from an early age, children need to acquire immunity by injection vaccine / immunization, to prevent your child from diseases that may lead to disability and even death.
How does the process itself immune happen?
Basically the person’s immunity is formed in two ways: passive immunity and active immunity. On passive immunity, the body’s own form is not immune. While on active immunity, the body had a role in shaping immunity. Active and passive immunity itself can occur naturally in two ways, namely congenital or acquired from outside.
Then, what kind of immunity have a baby in his first months?
Usually infants aged 0 to 4 months, had a congenital passive immunity obtained in antibodies derived from the mother through the placenta. Therefore, until the age of 5 months, the child’s body can withstand attacks of various diseases such as measles, diphtheria and several other diseases. In addition to passive innate immunity, the child can also acquire immunity acquired through the provision of serum into his body, which usually occurs within a relatively short time, which is about 2 to 3 weeks. This serum is usually given to prevent measles, tetanus, and others.
Then, what about the active immunity?
Active immunity can occur naturally or artificially. The advantage, this active immunity can last long, though able to form a new 3 to 4 months after administration of substances, because the body needs time to establish a certain level of antibodies to be able to resist disease.