Can You Get The MR Vaccine If You Have A History Of CHD?
Hi, I want to ask my sister, 8 years old, do you want to take the MR vaccine but are afraid that the vaccine is contraindicated? What I read is only for u003cem u003edecompensatio cordis u003c / em u003but if for example you have ever had u003cem u003eCongenital Heart Disease u003c / em u003 can you? thanks
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Children who have congenital heart disease should also have the same protection against infectious diseases as other children. Prevention of infectious diseases is even more important in these children because disease can lead to worsening of the heart's work. Therefore, vaccinating children with congenital heart disease must also be done. Congenital heart disease itself is not a contraindication to vaccination in children, including MR vaccination, which includes live vaccines.
However, you should go back to consult with the Pediatrician who treats your sister. If your brother's congenital heart disease is part of a certain syndromic disease (there are other disorders too, usually due to genetic disorders), especially a syndromic disease where there is a disturbance in the immune system, live vaccines such as the MR vaccine, measles, varicella, rotavirus, as well as influenza, should not be given. If there is a follow-up operation plan in the near future for your younger sibling, then the vaccination schedule must also be adjusted.
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