Diphtheria 3 Vaccine To Children Who Missed Diphtheria 1 Vaccine?
Good afternoon. R nI want to ask? R nMy 3 year old son has not had the 1 dehtheria injection but it was at school that my child was given a dehtheria 3 injection … I think there are side effects or what … I’m a little worried … r nThank you.
The diphtheria vaccine functions to prevent diphtheria, even if it is infected, the symptoms will be lighter than those who are not vaccinated. Diphtheria vaccine preparations generally come together with the tetanus vaccine and can also be the tetanus + pertussis vaccine. For ages under 5 years, the DTP or DTaP vaccine is given, while for those aged 5-7 years the DT vaccine is given.
The DTP / DTaP vaccine schedule based on the recommendation of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) is given at 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, then a booster at 18 months and 5 years. Given a Td / TdaP booster at the age of 10-12 years, then a Td booster at the age of 18 years.
During the diphtheria outbreak, the government promoted the ORI (outbreak response immunization) program for diphtheria which was given to children aged 1-19 years regardless of their previous immunization status. Diphtheria ORI is given 3 times at intervals of 0-1-6 months. The vaccine content in the three administrations is the same, so there is no problem if it was previously missed, it's just that if a vaccine is missed, the protection against diphtheria will be less optimal than the vaccine on time.
Here it is necessary to confirm again whether what is given to your child is diphtheria ORI or regular immunization? Diphtheria regular immunization should have been done before the child is 1 year old. If what is meant is a delay in regular immunizations, then it is better to catch up on the missed immunizations.
It is better if you consult again with the officer or doctor at the health center that organizes the diphtheria immunization program at your child's school regarding your child's immunization status and whether it is necessary to catch up / catch up on the missed immunization dose.
The diphtheria vaccine itself can occur following post-immunization events such as pain and swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and fussiness. This condition can improve within 1-3 days. If a follow-up event occurs after immunization, fever reducers and cold compresses can be given at the injection site. However, if there is a more severe follow-up after immunization, your child should be taken to the doctor for control so that further treatment can be given.
Hope it can help you,