Chicken Pox Prevention in Humans
For Chickenpox Prevention can also be done through vaccination. Provision of common chicken pox vaccine is recommended to protect people at high risk of serious chicken pox or at risk of passing it on to many people. For example, a medical worker or a child who lives in a house with a parent with a weakened immune system.
Especially for women planning to have children, postpone your pregnancy for at least three months after receiving chickenpox vaccine. Vaccines are also not recommended for people with reduced immune systems, such as those with cancer.
In Indonesia alone, chicken pox is not included in the mandatory immunization list for children, but it is still recommended. This vaccine can only be given to children aged one year or older.
The transmission of chicken pox is also very easy to occur and can spread quickly. The first possible precautionary measure is to isolate chickenpox sufferers from public places such as schools or offices before all nodules break, dry, and then become a scab. This period usually lasts for one week after the appearance of the rash.
If you live with people with chickenpox, transmission can be prevented by:
- Washing hands often, especially after contact with people
- Wearing a mask.
- Using germicidal fluids to wipe objects or surfaces that may be exposed to the virus.
- Washing clothes or bed linens regularly and separately.