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Hello. At that time, I had the first diphtheria injection, but I did not have the second injection, now at school I have diphtheria injection but in stage 3, can I go straight from stage 1 to stage 3, the time is long enough … Please answer yes

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Hi Rendy,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Diphtheria, which has recently spread again, has prompted the government to launch the diphtheria ORI (Outbreak Response Immunization) program. This program is carried out by giving diphtheria immunization to residents aged 1 to 19 years (because based on epidemiological studies, the highest diphtheria transmission occurs in this age range), regardless of previous immunization status. With this effort, it is hoped that the resistance of the population to this disease can be increased so that the outbreak can be suppressed.

Diphtheria ORI is done by giving 3 times of immunization with a distance of 0-1-6, namely the second immunization is carried out at least 1 month after the first immunization and the third immunization is carried out at least 6 months after the third immunization. The vaccines used in each of these immunizations are actually the same, namely:

Basic immunization for children DPT-Hib-HB immunization for children aged 1 to 5 years DPT for children aged 5 to 7 years Td for children aged 7 to 19 years If you have received the first ORI-diphtheria immunization, it is not a problem for you to get immunization Second ORI-diphtheria with a longer delay (that is, when another person gets the third ORI-diphtheria immunization). However, to optimize protection, you still need to get ORI-diphtheria immunization again, which is at least 6 months from the time of your current second ORI-diphtheria immunization. So, in total, you still get 3 times the ORI-diphtheria immunization. You can consult this directly with a doctor at the nearest health facility.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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