Do You Need Another TT Vaccine Before Marriage If You Already Have The 5th TT Vaccine?
I want to ask the doctor, before marriage is required for the TT vaccine. But from the time of 2005 I was given the 5th TT vaccine. Do I have to get the TT vaccine again?
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Basically, the TT vaccine is recommended by the World Health Organization WHO to be given to pregnant women to prevent the occurrence of tetanus in newborns and their mothers (whatever their vaccination status). However, in Indonesia the provision of TT vaccine is still required to be given before marriage. The purpose of giving TT vaccine before marriage is the same, which is to avoid the occurrence of tetanus infection when the woman is pregnant and gives birth to her child.
From the medical side, the administration of TT vaccine will still be advised to follow the recommendations from WHO, which is to give the first TT vaccine when pregnant women come for their first check-up, and the second TT vaccine given at least 4 weeks after the first vaccine. Some new doctors give the first TT injection at the age of 7 months and the second TT injection 4 weeks later, and this is also fine. In each subsequent pregnancy it is recommended to be given 1 more TT injection (third TT injection in the second pregnancy, fourth TT injection in the third pregnancy, and so on, with a minimum distance of 1 year).
If indeed you have injected TT vaccine up to 5 times in 2005, then you may still receive a TT vaccine booster before you are married now if this is required before marriage. If not, later you will still be advised to be given TT vaccine when you are pregnant. Normally giving a TT booster is also recommended to be given every 10 years after the initial injection series is given because after 10 years the protective effect has also begun to wear off. However, booster can also be given more quickly in certain conditions such as pregnancy or if there are injuries and sores on dirty skin.
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