Can The DPT 2 Vaccine Be Postponed When The Corona Virus Is Rife?

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, my child is 4.5 months old. Unable to get DPT 2 immunization before DPT 1 was given on the 4th of February yesterday, I was going to wait for the regular posyandu on the 18th of the month, but this month there was none due to the rise of the corona virus. May I wait for the next month for DPT 2 injection?

1 Answer:

Hello Dwi,


Thank you for the question.

DPT immunization is given to infants to protect it from diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Ideally, this immunization is given as much as 5 times to infants, at the age of 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 18 months, and finally at the age of 5 years. Furthermore, booster immunization can be given every 10 years to provide more optimal protection to the baby.


Today, the outbreak of COVID-19 (a disease due to Corona virus infection) does indeed require the public to avoid traveling outside the home, unless it is urgent. As for what is meant by urging here one of them is for health reasons, including immunization. Complete immunization is important for the baby's immune system to be better. Therefore, if your baby's current condition is healthy, you should still include him to undergo DPT immunization according to the schedule recommended by the doctor. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission to infants, you should:

If possible, give children immunizations in health facilities that are not too crowded
Make sure your baby is not in random contact with strangers
Even those of you who are carrying a baby, you should always make sure your body is clean, take a regular shower, be diligent in washing your hands with running water and antiseptic soap, especially when going in contact with the baby
Give your baby enough milk to keep her body fit

Even safer, you consult first about the condition of your baby to the doctor or pediatrician. By examining your baby directly, of course the doctor can judge more wisely, whether immunizations should be carried out according to schedule or need to be postponed for your own good.


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