Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pneumococcal Vaccine Part II

Rukun Iman 1: Beriman/Percaya kepada Tuhan.
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Disclaimer: I'm NOT a doctor. I am just writing this to share what I know with my readers. For more information regarding this vaccine, you may want to refer your paediatrician. I also do not intend to influence anyone to choose either one of the brands. Thank you.


HAHA siap disclaimer kau!

Do you know what brand of pneumococcal vaccine you are giving or have given your child/children?
Cewah! 

I didn't.

But a pharmacist friend just explained it to me a lil bit. So I thought I should share it here. Cik Puan Erwani, sila betolkan la kalau aku salah ye?

Aight let's start! Cakap campur2 la ye?

There are 2 companies who are producing pneumococcal vaccine. There are:

  1. Wyeth - Prevnar. Wyeth was the only company which provide a vaccine to prevent pneumococcal disease. Until....
  2. GSK came up with - Synflorix.
Makanya, Prevnar has been in the market and a market leader dah berjaman2 la (kata org kampung). Synflorix ni baru lagi. Sila google berapa baru.

The difference?
  1. Prevnar covers Strain 7
  2. Synflorix covers Strain 10
Itu je yg org cakap. Kalau ade beza lain2 tu aku tatau la. Sila tanya Paed anda. Aku bukan paed. Kalau salah maklumat pon aku bukan doctor. Aku grad IT.

Wyeth dah nak keluar yg baru. Strain 13. Tapi kalau ada pon, toksah la nak bagi anak kau kan? Sila kasi yg dah stable la. Sama mcm operating system jugak. OS kalau silap, bole revert2. Kalau anak? Nyesal kang!

So, what's your choice?


2 comments:

faiza said...

canggihnye ko lin.. heheh aku pun tak tau ade version lain2.. harusla aku tanyer paed aku nie.. so GSK tu lagik mahal ka?

Lin Ghazale said...

oh. aku tak pasti beb. aritu ade tanya harga kat spital. tapi seperti biasa. masalah memori. haha. lupa. nnt tanya balik ari rabu