Can Hepatitis B, BCG, DPT And Polio Immunization Be Done At The Same Time?

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my baby is 2 months old. New born first had hepatitis B and polio immunization. Next is the Pentabio + BCG immunization plan. Is it possible to combine immunizations ?? Can I get injected 2x in different places ?? What are the side effects ???

1 Answer:

Hello, Ms. Nora. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.


Referring to the 2017 Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) immunization schedule calendar, children who are 2 months old are recommended to have been given immunizations as follows:

Hepatitis B, 2 times, at the age of 0 and 2 months
Polio, 2 times, i.e. immediately after birth or when the baby is discharged from the health facility at birth (in the form of an oral vaccine), and at the age of 2 months in the form of a polio-1 injection vaccine
BCG, as much as 1 time, is recommended before the age of 3 months, most optimal at the age of 2 months
DTP, 1 time, at the age of 2 months
Hib, as much as 1 time, at the age of 2 months
PCV, once, at the age of 2 months

Pentabio vaccine is a vaccine that contains a combination of HiB, DPT, and Hepatitis B vaccines. Pentabio can be given at the same time as the BCG vaccine. As per international agreement and IDAI, the BCG vaccine is given by intracellular injection in the right shoulder. Meanwhile, Pentabio is injected into muscles, for example the thigh muscles. So, giving Pentabio and BCG vaccines will indeed be done in different places.


Common post-immunization follow-up events are fever, and local complaints at the injection site in the form of redness, swelling, and pain. These events are normal reactions that occur after immunization. Complaints of mild fever occurred in 42.9% of immunizations, especially after DTP immunization. This post-immunization normal reaction will disappear in 2-3 days with fever-reducing drugs.


Do not hesitate to consult with your doctor or pediatrician regarding immunization plans for your child. Your doctor may give you a fever-lowering medication such as paracetamol to cope with the normal reactions that can occur after immunization. To enrich insight, you can read articles about immunization.


Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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