Can The HiB, DTP, And Hepatitis B Vaccines Be Repeated At 3 Years Old?
Dear doctor, I want to ask, my daughter is 2 years 11 months I have turned out to have done a repeat pentabio immunization that should have been done at 24 months, can I be done after the age of 3 (another 1 month)? Or can it be done before the age of 3 years later? Thank you, doctor
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The Pentabio vaccine is a branded vaccine with a combination of HiB, DTP and Hepatitis B vaccines. This vaccine can be given as a basic immunization for children aged 2, 3 and 4 months and can also be given as a booster vaccine at 18 months. In accordance with the schedule for immunization issued by the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), the schedule for administering HiB, DTP, and Hepatitis B vaccines is as follows:
Hib, as much as 3 times basic immunization, namely at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months, with a dose of booster at the age of 18 months
DTP, as many as 3 times the basic immunization, which is at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months (if in the form of DTPw vaccine or in combination with other vaccines), with a dose of booster at 18 months, 5 years, 10-12 years (in the form of Td / Tdap vaccine ) and 18 years (in the form of Td vaccine)
Hepatitis B, as much as 4 times basic immunization, which is at the age of 0, 2, 3, and 4 months (if the 2nd to 4th vaccine is a combination vaccine with DTPw)
As from birth, how many times has your child been vaccinated with Pentabio? If you have previously received 3 basic doses of Pentabio (ie optimally given at age 2, 3 and 4 months) and until the age of 2 years 11 months have not received the recommended booster dose to be given at 18 months (not 24 months), your child catch up immunization can be given for the booster dose. As long as there are no contraindications, your child can now be given a Pentabio booster dose and does not have to wait even to be 3 years old. Make sure your child is consulted first with a doctor or pediatrician to check the eligibility of his health condition to get a Pentabio booster dose.
To enrich your horizons, you can read articles on immunization schedule recommendations from IDAI. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.