I bring Ilyaas Hafiy to Dr Wong Children Specialist at Jalan Ipoh for his first pneumococcal injection.
Pneumococcal Injection is mainly to help protect young children from pneumococcal infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. This bateria can cause disease like :-
- Pneumonia (lung infection)
- Meningtis (inflammation of the membranes (called meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.)
- Serious ear infection
In US and UK, this injection is given FOC by the government. But in Malaysia, its still not in the list of must-have-injections. this is understandable since the cost for this injection is high. so like it or not, we as the parents kena buat saving to make sure our child get this injection. It's for their own healthiness. Kita mencuba yang terbaik, Allah yang menentukan segalanya. Precaution is better than cure.
As usual, there are few side effects of this injection,such as severe fever. Apart from that, it might leads to dizziness, diarrhea, lost of apettite and nausea. I think Ilyaas is having severe fever and bit of diarrhea. Can refer to this article for further clarification.
And this is the pumpkin of my heart sleeping in my arms after the pneumococcal jap. (Sempat lagi kitaorng pegi shopping dekt Jusco Setiawangsa after the jab :P and Ilyaas was behaving well)