COMPULSORY VACCINES FOR YOUR CHILD

I know most of you here will bring your child for their compulsory vaccinations, either to the health clinics (Klinik Kesihatan) or private clinics/hospital.

But do you know about the diseases that the vaccines cover?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ‘‰Compulsory vaccines cover 13 diseases:

๐Ÿ’ฅ Tuberculosis (TB) โ€“ can cause lung damage, TB meningitis and bone disease.

๐Ÿ’ฅHepatitis B โ€“ a viral infection that can lead to jaundice or liver cancer.

๐Ÿ’ฅDiphtheria โ€“ causes obstruction of the airway and can lead to heart and brain damage.

๐Ÿ’ฅPertussis (Whooping cough) โ€“ severe, prolonged coughing fits that can cause lung and brain infections.

๐Ÿ’ฅTetanus (Lockjaw) โ€“ severe muscle spasm that can lead to death.

๐Ÿ’ฅPoliomyelitis (Polio)

– permanent muscle weakness that can cause paralysis, especially of the legs.

๐Ÿ’ฅMeasles โ€“ present as fever, cough, runny nose and rashes. May be complicated by pneumonia, encephalitis (inflammation of lining of brain), otitis media (middle ear infection).

๐Ÿ’ฅMumps โ€“ causes swelling of the glands behind the jaw. May result in inflammation of the testis resulting in sterility.

๐Ÿ’ฅRubella (German measles) โ€“ may be passed by pregnant women to their babies, resulting in congenital rubella syndrome.

๐Ÿ’ฅHaemophilus influenza type b (Hib) โ€“ cause inflammation of lining around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), pneumonia, bronchitis, bacteraemia (blood infection) and ear infection.

๐Ÿ’ฅPneumococcal disease-causes pneumonia, meningitis, otitis media (middle ear infection), bacteremia (blood stream infection)

๐Ÿ’ฅJapanese Encephalitis- can cause encephalitis (swelling of the brain)

๐Ÿ’ฅHuman Papillomavirus (HPV)- can cause cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancer

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