DID YOU KNOW ? 4 Types of Vaccines for Adults

As with immunization in children , immunization in adults also aims to prevent disease transmission . But many people do not realize the importance of vaccination .

Although not a mandatory program like vaccines in children , adults also need to actually immunized . With vaccination , the body will be protected up to 80 percent . " Although they may be suffering from the disease , but the disease progression is not as bad as people who have not been vaccinated , " said Dr.Iris Rengganis , Sp.PD Adult Immunization Task Force members .

4 Types of Vaccines for Adults


In general there are four types of vaccines that should be adults ( aged over 18 years ) .

1 . Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that attacks the liver and spread through oral contact and clean environment . Hepatitis A vaccine helps the body produce antibodies to survive the onslaught of the disease . Injections made 2 times the distance of 6 months in the body endurance vaccine about 20 years . " For those who work in the food industry are advised to use special gloves , so as not to transmit or spread of hepatitis A in the consumer , " said Iris .

2 . Hepatitis B Vaccine

This disease is similar to hepatitis A. However, the disease is transmitted through blood transfusions , sexual relations , and the use of personal items together . This disease can also be transmitted from pregnant women to the fetus . In fetuses born to mothers with hepatitis B , the vaccine will be injected in the body so that antibodies can be quickly formed . The vaccine is given three times the distance of 1 and 6 months . " Although it has been injected as a child it never hurts to repeat , because the vaccine resistance around 20 years , " said Iris .

3 . Pneumonia vaccine

Pneumonia or pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that fester in the nose and throat . This disease attacks the lower respiratory tract and spread through coughing , sneezing , and when talking . More susceptible to pneumonia attack in people aged over 60 years or those with a low immune system . There are several types of vaccines with different bacterial serotypes . According to Iris both equally well . Vaccine should be repeated every 5 years .

4 . Influenza vaccine

To 94 percent of influenza deaths in over 45 years of age . Dominated the early symptoms of the disease cough , fever , and muscle aches . " Do not underestimate this disease . Ferocity we 've seen how in China , " said Iris . The vaccine is given once a year . Because it is always different disease-causing strains , the vaccine is given every year is different according to the WHO guidance on the most infecting strains .
Several other types of vaccines that can also be taken is the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer . The vaccine is recommended for girls who are not married . Also available is a meningitis vaccine , typhoid , tetanus , and many more .

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