9-month-old Children Have Not Been Immunized DPT 2 And 3 Whether They Can Direct Measles Immunization?

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, my child is now 9 months old but my child is late for DPT 2 and 3 immunizations, can my child be immunized against measles directly or should immunize 2 and 3 first?

1 Answer:

Hello Beautiful,


Thank you for the question.

Ideally, DPT immunization (diphtheria pertussis tetanus) is given 4 times, namely when the child is 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, and 18 months. After that, additional doses can be given, ie when children are 5 years old and above 10 years. With complete DPT immunization, the risk of a child becoming ill can be greatly reduced, and even if sick, the risk of dangerous complications can be avoided.


Being late in giving DPT 2 and 3 immunizations for some reason can be dealt with by pursuing immunization. If your child is now 9 months old, then it is better to bring it immediately to the doctor or pediatrician to assess what immunizations can and need to be given at this time. If the child's immune system is good, no problem DPT and measles immunization are given together. But in some cases, doctors can also choose to put one of them first for the good of the child.


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