Advanced Immunization After Diphtheria Ori Immunization?
Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask … If the child has received diphtheria ori immunization, then there is no need for penta immunization next month ?? Currently my son is 20 months old. Thank you..
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that attacks the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, as well as the skin. This disease is highly contagious and is a serious infection that at some stage can be potentially life-threatening. This condition is caused by the Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria and has fallen victim to many lives since the diphtheria outbreak in Indonesia since 2011.
With regard to this outbreak, there is something called ORI or Outbreak Response Immunization, or immunization which is carried out in response to an outbreak or outbreak of diphtheria disease. Regarding the administration, ORI is only required in areas experiencing the outbreak, as many as 3 rounds with the distance between the first and second doses being 1 month, and between the second and third doses of 6 months.
Regarding your question, diphtheria vaccines are available in various combinations, such as DT, Td, and DPT-HB-Hib. If the one given to your child yesterday was the last combination vaccine, this is the same as the pentavalent or pentabio immunization you are referring to. Immunization will still be given next month because as we said, the distance between the first and second doses is 1 month. But if you get the second dose, you will wait another 6 months.
Then also if the vaccine given yesterday was not DPT-HB-Hib, then you should still be given the penta vaccine again next month because there are 5 components of the vaccine, namely diphtheria, pertussis, tetenus, hepatitis B and haemophilus influenza type B. has been given diphtheria, but there are still 4 other components that may not have been given.
Our advice, because there are still some details about your child's condition that need to be clarified again, to avoid misunderstanding, you should consult your child's condition directly with the pediatrician. So, hopefully it answers your question.