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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Immunizations to Help The Immune System Against Viruses

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Immunisation is usually synonymous with children under five years old (toddlers). However, it does not mean immunization does not apply to adults. In fact, immunization of adults is as important as immunization in children. Immunisation is to stimulate the body's resistance against certain infections. Immunization is an effective primary prevention.

In fact many adults are now susceptible exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease. The trigger could be due to the crowded bustle and an unhealthy lifestyle. So, to prevent these diseases, even adults need to do immunizations. Currently many developed countries to make immunization for adults as a routine program in health.

United States, for example, this year launched a 60 percent influenza vaccination in adults. Meanwhile, South Korea to provide 10 million influenza vaccine every year. In fact, 90 percent of medical officers there have been injected with the vaccine. In Australia, this activity has also been a government program. Also in several other states, like New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

In the medical world, re-immunization called as booster. Through the booster was reminded again of the body against germs such. Immunization is an effective primary prevention. Although effective does not mean adults who have been immunized will not be sick. However, secured his endurance is stronger than who are not immunized.

Keep in mind, everyone does have an immune system or the innate immune system. However, less healthy lifestyles can weaken the immune system. That's when the body easily attacked by the disease.

Adult immunizations can be given to those aged over 12 years. Kind, including influenza immunization, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, Lifter, pertussis, tetanus, difter immunization, and tetanus.

These vaccines can be given repeatedly, between 3 and 10 years. However, there are also vaccines that do not have to be repeated as an adult. For example, hepatitis A and B vaccine be conducted once in a lifetime.


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