Delayed MMR Immunization

Good afternoon Doctor

1 Answer:

Hi Nita,


Thank you for the question.


Based on the IDAI immunization schedule (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), the first measles immunization schedule is at 9 months, with the first booster at 18 months. However, children are recommended to get the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) at the age of 15 months.


Indeed, with the outbreak of covid-19, a visit to a health care facility is not recommended to reduce the risk of exposure to infection. However, basic immunization is no less important for infants and children up to the age of 18 months, to protect against various diseases. If many babies and toddlers do not get complete basic immunization, this can lead to new outbreaks of various other diseases that will cause many children to become seriously ill, disabled, or die.


Therefore, basic immunization services must still be provided at the health center, private doctor's practice, or hospital according to schedule. With the condition of your child who has not received the MMR vaccine but has gotten the measles vaccine, you can postpone it by continuing the measles booster at the age of 18 months, but with the risk of exposure to measles, especially in your current environmental conditions where there are children infected with measles. You should communicate this with your child's specialist doctor to be more sure.


Hopefully this information can help.


Regards.

: by

Related Question

The Period Of Care For Babies Born Prematurely?

The Period Of Care For Babies Born Prematurely?

(4 months ago)

The doctor, my grandson was born weighing 2 kg and the last at 37 weeks from pregnancy and was declared premature, the baby’s heart has 2 holes, the doctor’s letter, th... Read more

Itching Medicine On The Female Genital Area?

Itching Medicine On The Female Genital Area?

(8 months ago)

Hello, I want to know what causes itching in the Mis V area? And what is the medicine for that?... Read more

Explanation Of Liver Function Lab Results?

Explanation Of Liver Function Lab Results?

(9 months ago)

my checkup results SGOT 22 reference value M u0026lt; = 40 F u0026lt; = 32SGPT 35 reference values. M u0026lt; = 41 F u0026lt; = 33GGT. 92. reference value 0-50 Please explain? Hav... Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *