In Malaysia Measles is given as part of MMR vaccine (Mumps , measles and rubella) at 12months , in Sabah because previously the large number of cases measles was given in a single dose at 6months , then later MMR at 12months
It's scary that people are underestimating the severity of diseases these days , we're going backwards in helathcare , what used to be an unheard of and not so easily seen disease is making it's rounds back again.
Why you may ask...well it's all about the concept of herd immunity
It's a simple concept , if you have enough numbers of people vaccinated , the young children ,especially gets protected , there is a break now because people are not vaccinating , many 'groups' have come out with their own theories which are not supported medically or scientifically . It's sad that the sufferers are the young ones.....
Linking my facebook post because we've seen an increase in the number of cases in the Klang Valley and Selangor since early this year , 100+ confirmed cases and many unreported , currently there's almost an outbreak at our hospital with a special measles ward....
MEASLES IS BACK!!!!!
Complications of measles
The younger the child the worse the COMPLICATIONS
- HIGH FEVER
- SEVERE DIARRHOEA
|SEVERE MEASLES RASH|
source - AAP press room photos
So don't think twice vaccinate your're child now ,
CHILDREN DESERVE A CHANCE TO LIVE , say no to anti-vaccine
Find out more about vaccination from you're local paediatricians and doctors