Differences In Hb DPT Vaccine 1, 2, 3, And Hb DPT Continued For 18 Months?
I want to ask, is the DPT-HB-Hib 1, 2, 3 vaccine the same as the continued DPT-HB-Hib vaccine? The problem is that I was 18 months old, before the DPT-HB-Hib 1 vaccine. Please explain, thank you
Hello Sholihaty, Thank you for the question.
What is your child's previous immunization history? Immunization is a vaccine program to prevent infectious diseases. What is recommended in Indonesia is a complete routine immunization program consisting of basic and advanced immunizations. Some vaccines are available in combination with other vaccines, making it easier for parents to remember immunization schedules and vaccines. DPT-HB-HiB vaccine is a combined vaccine aimed at treating diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza type B. This vaccine is given as many as 3 doses as a basic immunization when the child is 2 months old (vaccine DPT-HB-HiB 1 ), 3 months (vaccine DPT-HB-HiB 2), 4 months (vaccine DPT-HB-HiB 3) and continued immunization at 18 months.
When you delivered the DPT-HB-Hib 1 vaccine in the story above, did you look at the child's immunization book or from the delivery of the doctor / nurse? In fact, it is not written specifically on the vaccine package whether the vaccine is for basic immunization (first, second and third doses) or advanced immunization because basically, the vaccine given for basic and advanced immunization is the same vaccine. In the case of your child, there may be an error in recording in the immunization book or an error in delivering information if your child has received this vaccine before. The best step is to re-ask the doctor to make sure. Do not forget to also discuss with your doctor about the next vaccine schedule.
Hopefully this information helps you.