Advanced Immunization Is Given 2 Weeks Ahead Of Schedule In Children Aged 17 Months?
, I miscalculated for my child’s continued immunization, actually the DPT immunization must be 18 months old and I read that the immunization may be late, as long as it doesn’t advance on the date … it just so happens that my child is only 17 months 2 weeks but I have already immunized, me and me the midwife who handles miscalculations is still 2 weeks away should be in accordance with the schedule 18 months, how is that, is there any effect on the health of my child or does it affect the immunization injection if before the date thank you
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DPT immunization is useful to provide immunity against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Based on the immunization schedule from IDAI (Indonesian pediatrician association) DPT immunization can be given as soon as the baby is 6 weeks old. The recommended schedule for administration is when the baby is 2 months old (DPT 1), 3 months (DPT 2) and 4 months (DPT 3). DPT immunization to 4 is given when a child is 18 months old and DPT 5 is given when a child is 5 years old.
You don't need to worry if giving the DPT vaccine a few days earlier than your child's age. Based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or also known as a center for control and prevention of infectious diseases, recommending DPT 4 immunization in the age range of 15-18 months. So that administration at the age of 17 months is still within reasonable limits and the effectiveness of the vaccine is still good enough for immunity.
Post-immunization, there will often be follow-up events after immunization (KIPI). Kipi after immunization DTP will arise immediately after immunization including local reactions at the injection site such as pain, swelling, redness, lumps rather hard, high fever and a child a little fussy after immunization. If you have a fever, a fever reliever like Paracetamol can be given according to the recommended dosage so that the baby feels comfortable.
If necessary, you can consult directly with the nearest doctor or pediatrician to get more complete and relevant information regarding your child's condition.
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