Can An 8-month-old Baby Be Missed Immunizations?
Hello wr. wb.Bini, because my parents-in-law did not allow my child to be immunized so I only took 2 immunizations. The first immunization was BCG and the second immunization .. Then I finally persuaded my husband, finally he wanted to. But my child was 8 months old. Can you take the immunization again? And if possible, how can you explain it? Thank you …
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Immunization is an attempt to stimulate the formation of the immune system against a disease by entering a weakened germ or dead germ or a protein similar to a germ that causes disease. There are five complete basic immunizations that should be done on a schedule before the child is 1 year old. The immunizations include Hepatitis B, BCG, polio, DPT and measles. Each immunization has its schedule, which are:
1. Age 0 months: BCG, HB-0, Polio-0
2. Age 2 months: DPT / HB / Hib-1, Polio-1
3. Age 3 months: DPT / HB / Hib-2, Polio-2
4. Age 4 months: DPT / HB / Hib-3, Polio-3
5. Age 9 months: Measles
Does that mean what your baby has got is BCG, HB 0-1, Polio 0-1 and DPT 1? If so, then the baby can be given further immunization of HB, polio and DPT 2 and 3 immediately, with a distance of 1 month. Then don't forget to bring the baby to the measles immunization at the age of 9 months.
In principle, the immunization that is done according to the schedule is the best, because it will produce a good immune system. However, if it is too late, immunization can be continued, it is hoped that it can form a good immune system as well as if the immunization is carried out on time. Although immunizations are done late, this is better than immunizations not given at all.
You can read the child's immunization schedule here and consult directly with a Pediatrician.
Thus hopefully useful.