DPT 1 Immunization And First PCV Vaccine At 4 Months Of Age?
my baby is now 7 months old, since the age of 40 days I have often caught a cold cough. Because of the reason that the cold cough at the midwife posyandu did not dare to give DPT 1 and PCV immunization, so my baby got her first DPT 1 and PCV at 4 months of age, DPT 2 and PCV 2 at the age of 7 months yesterday. Is it okay for my child to get immunizations not according to his age schedule?
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The DTP vaccine that can be given can be a DTPw vaccine, DTPa, or a combination with other vaccines. The first DTP vaccine is given the earliest in children aged 6 weeks. If it is given in the form of DTPw vaccine or in combination with other vaccines, for optimal vaccines given 3 times, at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months. If it is given in the form of DTPa vaccine, so that the optimal vaccine is given 3 times, at the age of 2, 4, and 6 months, then it is recommended to administer a booster dose at the age of 18 months, 5 years, 6 years (in the form of Td / Tdap vaccine ), and 7 years (in the form of a vaccine (Td).
PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine) vaccine is a vaccine that is useful for preventing diseases caused by bacterial infections of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal germs). PCV vaccine is recommended as many as 3 times the basic dose and 1 time booster dose. The Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) recommends that PCV vins be given at under 1 year of age, at 2, 4 and 6 months and booster doses at 12-15 months. If the PCV vaccine is given to children over the age of 2 years, the vaccine is sufficient to be given once.
The recommended age for administering the vaccine is based on the best time to obtain optimal benefits from each type of vaccine. This does not mean that children cannot be given a vaccine if they are over the recommended age. Children can still be given catch-up vaccinations immediately. DTP-1 and PCV-1 vaccines at 4 months are not a problem. Similarly, the administration of DTP-2 and PCV-2 vaccines at the age of 7 months. Giving these vaccines is a catch-up vaccination because your child has not been given the vaccines before.
Catch-up vaccination is not dangerous. It's just that the benefits of vaccine protection from disease may not be as good if the vaccine is given at the recommended age, but catch-up immunization is still better than not being given the vaccine at all.
Do not hesitate to consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician if you want to find out more about scheduling vaccinations needed for your child. The doctor can plan the schedule for the next immunization by adjusting the individual condition of the patient.
To enrich your insights, you can read articles on immunization schedule recommendations from IDAI 2017. So is our information. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.