Age Limit For Diphtheria Vaccine?
In my village, the diphtheria vaccine is given to those under 19 years old. I’m 21 years old, can I join? It’s ok to limit the age because there are not enough vaccines..
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Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae which can infect not only children, but also adults. Diphtheria can show various clinical symptoms, ranging from fever, chills, cough, runny nose, sore throat, hoarseness, a thin layer of gray appears in the throat and tonsils, weakness, easy fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, rapid breathing, and shortness of breath. also congested.
This disease can be transmitted very easily through splashes of mucus that come out of the patient's airways (eg when sneezing, coughing, or spitting). It could also be, this disease is transmitted through direct or indirect contact with ulcers that often appear on the patient's skin.
Because of the very high potential for transmission, diphtheria vaccine is very important to do in order to break this chain of transmission. Today, considering the outbreak of diphtheria disease, the government requires all residents aged 1 to 19 years in the outbreak area to get diphtheria vaccine 3 times with a distance of 0-1-6 without seeing a history of previous vaccinations. ORI vaccine age restriction is made more because epidemiologically, diphtheria is more often found at this age. However, outside of this age range, diphtheria vaccine is still recommended, even though the government does not cover the cost. You can still get diphtheria vaccine for adults at the nearest health facility that provides vaccine facilities.
The following is the recommended diphtheria vaccine schedule:
When a baby, given at the age of 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, and 18 months As a child, given at the age of 5 years As an adult, a booster vaccine can be given once every 10 years to increase body resistance. That's an explanation from us. For details, please consult directly to the doctor..
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah