Delayed Immunization May 2?
In the morning I want to ask r nI have a child who is 3 months and 19 days old. Today my child should get the 2nd immunization but because the midwife doesn’t have the immunization postponed next month … can my 2nd immunization be delayed next month? ? Then is there any effect that delayed immunization can have? Thank you in advance.
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Immunization is a medical action that aims to protect a person, even a group of people, from certain diseases in the world. This method is very important because some of these diseases had plagued and if exposed, the effects were very dangerous to the point of death. Among the examples of types of immunization are DPT immunization (Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus). DPT immunization protects against 3 different diseases and all three have a risk of death if someone suffers from it.
However, it cannot be denied that immunization schedules cannot be fulfilled for one reason or another. It could be due to forgetfulness, difficult access to health, and in your case it could be due to the absence of medical personnel on the proper schedule.
For this reason, the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) has written an article that contains what you should do to complete / catch up with immunizations. Regarding DPT, normally this immunization should be given 3 times in basic immunization, namely at 2 months, 3 months, and 4 months. Then add the fourth administration at the age of 18 months and the fifth at the age of 5 years. If DPT immunization is given late, the article states that regardless of the delay interval, do not repeat from the beginning, but continue according to the schedule. From this it can be seen that it does not matter if you are forced to postpone it next month, and the effect is most likely to be susceptible to the disease within the existing time frame. If you are still in doubt, then consult a pediatrician to avoid misunderstanding. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa