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Hafiy's Pnemucoccal Immunisation

We discussed with the paed, Dr. Philip about taking this immunization. He suggested that we should NOT take this injection WITH other injection, e.g. monthly injection+additional ones. so he suggested it should be taken separately.

At the clinic, Hafiy is having every-month injection [other than he doesn’t follow the new gomen schedule, Sarawak babies have to take additional compulsory immunization i.e. Japanese Echapalitis (JE)], but for the month 6-8 he is free from injection, before taking first JE dose at 9 month. So Dr. Philip recommended Hafiy to has his first Pnemuccocal dosage at 6 month, the second at 7 month and the third which is the final dose at 8 month. So it’s completing his every-month-injection. Walla!

The cost for pnemucoccal in Miri is a bit high, and I think it’s the highest even compared to KL. RM350 for a jab. But it’s nothing kan if later he’s infected by the pnemucoccus (naudzubillah), nyesal tak sudah (like what happened when we refused to ‘invest’ in Hafiy’s stem cell and later we finally need it *sedih*).

We were then a bit skeptical about the un-compulsory things like this (and the stemcell). But when one of our family member needed it badly, we just could say our regret because it happened just 4 months after Hafiy was born. Now, no exception for health matter. No matter how high the cost, if its for prevention, it's never be higher than the curing cost! And the effects after being infected. :'(

Next baby, a stemcell co's gonna have another account!
Pneumococcus is a bacterium (germ) which can cause pneumonia, meningitis and some other infections – middle ear infection, blood infection, etc. Pneumonia caused by pneumococcus occurs in about 1 in 1000 adults each year. About 2 in 10 people who develop this type of pneumonia die from the infection. Pneumococcal infection can affect anybody. However, young children, older people, and some other groups of people are at increased risk of developing a pneumococcal infection.

Three groups of people should be immunised: children, older people, and other people 'at risk'.

Other at-risk groups
  • Any person over the age of two months in an 'at-risk' group should be immunised. That is, if you:
  • Do not have a spleen, or if your spleen does not work properly.
  • Have a chronic (ongoing) serious lung disease. For example: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma which requires regular use of steroid tablets, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis, etc.
  • Are a child who has previously been admitted to hospital with pneumonia.
  • Have a chronic heart disease. For example: if you require regular medication or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease (angina, heart attacks, etc), congenital heart disease, chronic heart failure, hypertensive heart disease (not uncomplicated high blood pressure that is controlled with medication).
  • Have a serious chronic kidney disease. For example: nephrotic syndrome, kidney failure, if you have had a kidney transplant.
  • Have a chronic liver disease such as cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis.
  • Have diabetes which requires insulin or tablets to control it.
  • Have a poor immune system (immunosuppression). For example, if you have no spleen, are taking chemotherapy or steroid treatment, if you have HIV/AIDS, etc.
  • Have a cochlear implant.
  • Have a CSF shunt (a shunt to drain the fluid that surrounds the brain).
  • Are a child under five years who has previously had a pneumococcal disease such as pneumococcal meningitis or pneumococcal bacteraemia.
menempek --> side effect of all vaccination : here. side effect of JE vaccine : here. mcm horor. harap2 Hafiy x apa2 la...