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Friday, August 20, 2021

Keep your children protected with vaccines

As Filipinos continue to get inoculated against the COVID-19 virus, it’s important to also pay attention to other vaccines that contribute to a person’s wellbeing. National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated every August to emphasize the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.


This is especially true for children, who are more vulnerable to diseases because of their underdeveloped immune systems. When they are vaccinated, they develop infection-fighting antibodies that protect them from many diseases as they grow up. It also contributes to herd immunity, which prevents the spread of diseases, even for those who are not vaccinated.[1]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), routine vaccinations during childhood help prevent 14 diseases. For children born from 1994 to 2018, it will inhibit an estimated 936,000 early deaths, eight million hospitalizations, and 419 million illnesses.[2]

Below are just some of the diseases that vaccinations can stop:

 

Pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Inflammation in the air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli, causes it to fill with fluid or pus, resulting in breathing difficulty. Most people recover from pneumonia but some cases can be fatal.

 

Flu. The flu, or influenza, is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. It infects the nose, throat, and even the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, with symptoms ranging from a cough to a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue. Some cases include a fever, while children may also be exposed to vomiting and diarrhea. The CDC says that the first step to prevent this disease is an annual flu vaccine.

 

Measles. Measles is a viral infection that affects children. This is marked by fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes or conjunctivitis, and a skin rash. Vaccines are recommended to prevent measles, with doctors usually giving the first dose at 12 to 15 months.[3]

 

Mumps. Mumps is caused by paramyxovirus that involves pain, tenderness, and swelling in the parotid salivary glands in the cheek and jaw area. It is a contagious disease that can be transmitted through direct contact, saliva, or droplets from an infected person. According to CDC, vaccination is the best way to prevent the disease. It is usually included in the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine combination administered during the 12 to 15 months. A second dose is also advised when a child reaches four to six years old.[4] Mumps can still appear on fully vaccinated individuals but they are less likely to have severe complications.[5]

 

German Measles. German Measles, also known as rubella, is a viral infection that can spread from one person to another through direct contact or droplets from an infected person. It is a highly contagious disease common in children ages five to nine years old. It is recommended for children between 12 to 15 months old to get the rubella vaccine to prevent the disease. Children are also advised to get a booster shot when they reach four to six years old.[6]

 

Polio. Polio, short for poliomyelitis, is a potentially fatal disease caused by the poliovirus. This illness gives flu-like symptoms including sore throat, fever, tiredness, and nausea. More serious cases affect the brain and spinal cord and lead to paralysis. The polio vaccine is recognized to protect children, with the CDC noting that 99 kids out of 100[7] who have been inoculated will be shielded from this disease.

 

Hepatitis. This is an inflammatory condition of the liver caused by a viral infection due to contaminated food and water or direct contact with infected blood. There are five types of hepatitis: A is an acute, short-term disease, while B, C, D, and E can be chronic. 

 

Chickenpox. Chickenpox is a disease caused by a virus. It results in an itchy blister-like rash that spreads over the entire body. The disease can be life-threatening and highly contagious. According to the CDC, up to 90% of the people surrounding someone who has it will become infected if they are not immune. Two doses of the vaccine are more than 90% effective in preventing chickenpox.

 

Vaccines normally come with side effects that can be reduced with medication. One common side effect is fever.[8]Children who experience fever after vaccination can rely on Paracetamol Calpol for Kids.

 

Paracetamol Calpol for Kids has been trusted by parents globally for many years to alleviate mild to moderate fever associated after a vaccine shot. It starts to relieve fever in just 15 minutes. Paracetamol Calpol for Kids also eases fever and pain discomfort related to toothaches, headaches, migraine, muscle ache, sore throat and musculoskeletal pain. 

 

Paracetamol Calpol for Kids provides fast fever relief[9] and is gentle on delicate tummies. It comes in different variants and delicious flavors for kids of all ages:

 

      0-2 years old: Calpol Infant Drops Orange 10ml

      2-6 years old: Calpol Suspension Strawberry 60ml and 120ml

      6-12 years old: Calpol Suspension Orange 60ml and 120ml

 

To know more about Paracetamol Calpol for Kids and our special offers and events, visit calpol.com.ph and follow facebook.com/CalpolPH. For questions, please contact us at 1800-89088275 / 1800-14410884 and ph.customer-relations@gsk.com.

 


5 comments:

  1. Childhood vaccinations is very important. As a mom of two I always give my utmost care and concerns to my kids, when it comes to vaccines I am very aware and always updated for my kids. This vaccines is very helpful to thier health thats why I always be on time for thier vaccine schedule.
    True that vaccines have side effects and one of this is fever. Calpol is one of my most trusted paracetamol to relieve fever. Calpol is very reasonable and highly recommended.

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  2. My kids are complete with their vaccineS because I believe that this will protect them from different disease. Yes, sometimes after they're being vaccinated they experienced fever which may not last long because I gave them medicine like Calpol.It will help to relief the pain and fever.

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  3. Mom's approved and trusted brand eversince. I do believe in that, effective and efficient and a very essential to our first aid kit

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  4. Talagang napaka importante na magkaroon Ng vaccine Ang mga kids para maging safe sila and lumakas ang immune system.
    Very recommended itong calpol paracetamol very effective talaga 👍

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  5. Isa talaga ang mga dapat nating gawin ang maipa vaccine natin ang mga kids natin. Napakalaking Tulong po talaga nito. Dahil heto ang nag bibigay proteksyon para sa kanila. Highly recommended po talaga itong Calpol sobrang effective po talaga nito . Actually heto po gamot ngayon ng panganay ko. Isang Araw lang po lagnat nya ng dahil dito sa gamot na ito .

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