Thursday, September 1, 2011

vaccines: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

This is another vaccination that our baby will get by the end of this month.

There's a PCV10 and a PCV13 available in the market today. The latter has a greater coverage which is strongly advised by our pediatrician and costs a thousand more than the other.
I am due to research on those two soon, since we need to decide a week before our schedule.

Anyway, here is an overview of pneumococcal vaccination in general, still from CDC.

Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:

Pneumococcal Vaccination
Pronounced (NEU-mo-KOK-al)

Pneumococcal vaccination
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for all children less than 59 months old. In addition, children aged more than 24 months who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease and adults with risk factors may receive the pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine.

vaccines: Hib Vaccination

This is one of the vaccines that Joram got today. This is also the vaccine that had long since been advised. Our little brother got this same vaccine 10 years back.
This is also the vaccine that my best friend's pediatrician had strongly advised her to get for her child aside from the ones in the EPI.

Anyway, this information is again from CDC.

Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:

Hib Vaccination
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Hib vaccination
Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents meningitis (an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), pneumonia (lung infection), epiglottitis (a severe throat infection), and other serious infections caused by a type of bacteria called Haemophilus influenzae type b. It is recommended for all children under 5 years old in the US, and it is usually given to infants starting at 2 months old. The Hib vaccine can be combined with other vaccines. Some brands of vaccine contain Hib along with other vaccines in a single shot. Hib vaccine can safely be combined with other vaccines to make these combination vaccines.

1st doses for two more vaccines

Joram and I went to his pediatrician this afternoon for his rotavirus vaccine and HiB shots.
It doesn't come cheap. But thinking about the possibility of our baby getting sick with those disease is enough to scare us into spending for the vaccines. We really don't want anymore hospital days for our baby.

Praying that God would use these vaccines to help baby Joram combat infections. Trusting...
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