DPT Immunization 2 MONTHS?
my son was finished with a 2 month DPT immunization. Treatment given the correct injection? Said midwife compressed warm water then petted in the wound. While I read on the internet article how come it’s wrong huh? Please explain, thank you
Hello Lusiana, Thank you for the question.
Immunization is one of the government programs to prevent infectious infections. Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) vaccines are recommended vaccines for children. This vaccine is given as many as 3 basic immunization doses at the age of 2 months, 3 months, and 4 months, and 2 doses of booster immunization at 18 months and 5 years.
One of the common side effects of immunization is redness, swelling, and pain at the injection site. These side effects usually appear within the first 24 hours after receiving immunizations and in some cases, can last for 2-3 days. If these symptoms appear, you can apply cold compresses to the area, for 20 minutes if necessary, can be repeated several times a day. However, if there are no symptoms of redness or swelling or the child does not look fussy due to pain, then a cold compress should not be done. Please also monitor other immunization side effects such as fever. Usually fever can appear within the first 12 hours after receiving the vaccine. To overcome these symptoms, you can compress with warm water on the forehead, armpits, and groin of children. If your body temperature continues to rise to 38 degrees Celsius or more and does not decrease even if it has been compressed, you are encouraged to immediately consult a doctor further.
Please pay attention to the child's vaccination schedule recommended by the doctor. If necessary, make notes or reminders about a child's immunization schedule according to his age so as not to miss.
I hope this helps.