Omicron Cases Soared, Here Are 3 Ways To Boost Children’s Immune During a Pandemic

Jakarta

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, Mother. Over the past few weeks, positive cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia have surged again.

One of the causes of the surge in COVID-19 cases is the emergence of a new COVID-19 virus, namely the Omicron variant. This new variant is said to be more contagious than the previous variant.

Anyone can catch this new variant of the COVID-19 virus, including children. According to the Pediatrician at Pondok Indah Hospital, dr. William Jayadi Iskandar Sp.A, Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest child cases in the world.

William emphasized the important role of parents in protecting their children from exposure to COVID-19. How to maintain the child’s immune system.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has not ended since it was first discovered in Indonesia two years ago. Indonesia has also become one of the countries that has the most pediatric COVID-19 patients in the world,” William told HiMomrecently.

“Therefore, it is very important to maintain the child’s immune system, to prevent it from spreading the virus,” he continued.




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Mothers can take various preventive measures to protect children from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. One of them is the COVID-19 vaccination for children over the age of 6 years.

Mothers must also continue to apply strict health protocols (prokes). In addition to using a mask, you should reduce outdoor activities with children first.

“Don’t forget to complete your child’s vaccinations according to the recommendations of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI). For your little one who can already get the COVID-19 vaccination, do it immediately. In addition, apply strict health protocols, namely wearing masks, reducing activities outside the home, and maintain hand hygiene,” said William.

Well, apart from vaccination, mothers also need to protect their children from COVID-19 by adopting a healthy lifestyle. What are the ways? Let’s read the next page, Mother.

See also the provisions for giving the COVID-19 vaccine to obese children, in the following video:

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