Diphtheria Immunization Injection Procedure?
I want to askrnWhy in my area, after the injection of deftheria, the majority from the secondary level to high school had seizures, nausea, vomiting, and fainting?rnIn fact, some of them diedrnAnd what medicine for deftheria was after being opened from the package? the time limit for injectionrnAnd what is the correct injection procedure according to the procedure,rnThank you
Hello, thanks for your question.
Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium C. diphtheriae. This disease is an infectious disease and can potentially cause death. However, this disease can still be prevented by vaccination.
The vaccine is given at the same time as the Pertussis and Tetanus vaccines, so this immunization is called DPT. DPT immunization is given 5 times from the age of 2 months to 6 years. The first three administrations were at 2 months, 3 months and 4 months. The 4th administration was at the age of 18 months and the 5th at the age of 5 years.
As with other medical procedures or treatments, DPT immunization can also cause certain side effects. The side effects of DPT immunization that can appear include:
Fever. Swelling at the injection site. The skin at the injection site becomes red and sore. Stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Headache. The child looks tired and cranky. In rare cases, seizures and allergic reactions may occur. Regarding the events you describe, it is likely a side effect of giving DPT immunization. But this requires further examination because it occurs in many people and some even die. Another possibility is that the patient was already suffering from the disease before being immunized.
DPT immunization is given by injection into the muscle (intra-muscularly) as much as 0.5 ml. Injections in infants are given in the thigh, while in adults it is given in the upper arm. The DPT vaccine is generally stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius. Vaccines that have been opened can usually be used for 4 weeks if they are not used up immediately.
For additional information, you can read the following articles at:
https://www.HealthReplies.com/diphtheria https://www.HealthReplies.com/imunisasi-dpt-benefits-dan-side-effect Thus the information I provide, I hope it is useful.