Can Rotavirus And PCV Vaccines Be Given To Babies Aged 5 Months?
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In general, there are two types of rotavirus vaccines. First, monovalent rotavirus vaccine. This type is given 2 times, the first dose at age 6-14 weeks. This first dose must be given before the age of 15 weeks. Furthermore, the second dose is given at a minimum interval of 4 weeks after the first dose, with a deadline for administration at 24 weeks.
Second, the type of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. This type is given 3 times, ie the first dose is given at 6 weeks of age, with the note that the first dose is not given at 15 weeks or more. Next, the second and third doses are given at intervals of 4-10 weeks, with a deadline for administration at 32 weeks.
With the birth date of July 23, 2019, your child actually has reached the age of 15 weeks 0 days on November 5, 2019. Basically, if a child has never received a rotavirus vaccine at the age of 15 weeks 0 days, rotavirus vaccine is not necessary. The reason is that there is not enough scientific data regarding the safety of rotavirus vaccines over the age of 14 weeks 6 days.
In addition, as of today (7 January 2020), your child's age is also 24 weeks 0 days. If the rotavirus vaccine used is a monovalent type, administration of the second dose is the slowest at the age of 24 weeks. So, if the second dose is to be given past this age limit, it is no longer recommended.
In general, it is likely that rotavirus vaccine should not be continued. However, to be sure, this still needs to be consulted directly with the doctor or pediatrician who treats your child directly.
Meanwhile, the PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine) vaccine is given 3 times the basic dose and 1 time the booster dose. Based on the recommendations of the Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI), the PCV vaccine is given at the age of under 1 year, namely at the age of 2, 4, and 6 months and its booster at the age of 12-15 months. Since your child is 6 months old, your child can still be given this vaccine by catch-up. If there are no contraindications, your child may be given a catch up vaccination at this age. Consult with your doctor or pediatrician regarding the catch up vaccination scheduling that is appropriate for your child.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about immunization schedules. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.