Can A Child Of 10 Months Of Immunization While Taking Anti-seizure Medication?
Good afternoon …. r nYour child is 10 months old, can I get measles immunization? Now taking anti-seizure medication. R n r nThank you
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Measles immunization is done to create active immunity against measles (measles). This disease is caused by a viral infection and can be transmitted very easily through inhalation of splashes of mucus from the respiratory tract of other sufferers, for example when a person sneezes, coughs, or just simply salivates. Infants and children are more susceptible to contracting this disease because their immune systems are relatively weaker. If you do not get adequate treatment, measles can lead to serious complications, including the spread of infection to the ear, bronchus, larynx, lung, brain, to the fetus in the womb of women who are pregnant.
Based on this consideration, measles immunization is very important. In Indonesia, measles immunization is one part of mandatory immunization that is proclaimed by the government and is generally given to every baby aged 9 months, then continued when the child is 2 years and 6 years. It could also, measles immunization is given along with protection for other diseases in the form of MMR vaccine (measles-mumps-rubella), ie at the age of 12 to 13 months, and aged 3 to 5 years. In addition, to increase protection against this disease, recently the government is also promoting the re-giving of the MR vaccine (measles-rubella) to every population aged 9 months to 15 years, especially those living in the area of the outbreak.
As long as your baby has no history of severe allergies (anaphylaxis) to the measles vaccine component, and as long as your baby has no history of severe immune system deficits, measles immunization is recommended. Consumption of anti-seizure medication has no known negative effects on measles vaccine administration. If your baby is currently in a healthy condition (not having a fever), then you can take him directly to the nearest health facility to get measles immunization. After getting immunized, you can still give anti-seizure medication to your baby as recommended by the doctor.
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