Should Children Have Dengue Vaccine? An Immunization Expert Answers Here

dengue vaccine is basically made to prevent dengue infection or dengue fever in children. However, due to security issues, the vaccine is doubtful.

In a release issued by Sanofi as a producer, the long-term use of dengue vaccine resulted in 2 out of 1,000 cases of severe dengue and 5 of 1,000 treated dengue cases.

According to dengue researchers, Prof Dr dr Rezeki Hadinegoro, SpA (K) from RS Cipto Mangunkusumo, this figure is small. For that the issue does not need to be responded emotionally.

As a way out, there is a way that parents can do to ascertain whether their child has been attacked by dengue or not. Prof Sri said there was a special test to reveal it. The test in question is immunoglobulin G antidengue (IgG).

“It never got dengue or can not be tested, then we just see the results,” he told.

If it is proven that the child has not been exposed to dengue, dengue vaccine can be obtained anywhere, considering that this vaccine has pocketed a marketing authorization in Indonesia.

“Given to children over 9 years to prevent infection by 80 percent,” he concluded.