Can Diphtheria Immunization In The Near Future?
rnI want to ask if it is possible to have a double diphtheria immunization in the near future??rnIs there a negative side for my child..rnA week difference is it okay???
Hello, thanks for your question.
Diphtheria vaccine is generally given at the same time as the vaccine for Pertussis and Tetanus, so this vaccine is called the DPT vaccine. DPT is one of the mandatory vaccines that is started from infancy.
DPT immunization in children is given five times from the age of 2 months to 6 years. The first three administrations were at 2 months, 3 months, and 4 months. The 4th administration at the age of 18 months and the 5th administration at the age of 5 years. The dose given is one injection per immunization schedule. Furthermore, a booster (re-immunization) can be given every 10 years.
Every drug, including vaccines, has a risk of side effects that may occur. Side effects that can appear include:
Fever. Swelling on injection. Skin redness and pain at the injection site. The child becomes fussy. In very rare cases, seizures may occur. If the vaccine is given ahead of schedule or is given an extra dose, it will generally not have a negative impact. However, side effects such as fever or pain may occur. Then do the vaccination according to the schedule because the extra dose is not counted.
If side effects occur in the form of fever and pain, you can give fever-lowering drugs and pain relievers such as paracetamol according to the dose. Warm compresses can also generally help lower body temperature and reduce pain.
For additional information, you can read the following article at https://www.HealthReplies.com/immunization-dpt-benefits-dan-side-effects
That's the information I can convey, I hope it's useful.