DPT Injection Is Mandatory?
whether DPT injection in babies is mandatory.
DPT immunization injections are mandatory immunizations for babies who are given at the age of 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 18 months, and 5 years. DPT immunization is useful for preventing infection with diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus. These three diseases are diseases that are at high risk and can cause death. Even if infected with these diseases, the symptoms that appear in children who receive complete immunization will be much lighter than in children who are not immunized.
Therefore, you should write down your child's immunization schedule so you don't forget it. Apart from DPT immunization, there are several other immunizations that are also compulsory, namely hepatitis B, polio, BCG, and measles.
You can see the immunization schedule in the KIA book or on the KMS. You can also ask your pediatrician directly about immunization recommendations other than mandatory immunization.
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