Immunisation is usually synonymous with children under age five years (toddlers). However, it does not mean immunization does not apply to adults. In fact, immunization of adults is not as important as immunization in children.
It seems like children, adults also need immunizations. “This is to stimulate the body’s resistance against certain infections,” said Sukamto Koesnoe, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Allergy Immunology from Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM).
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Sukamto said, many adults are now susceptible exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease. The trigger could be due to the crowded bustle plus an unhealthy lifestyle.
Now, to prevent these diseases, even adults need to do immunizations. Hence, 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. So also in several other states, like New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.