Dpt3 Injection And Measles?
Good afternoon, I want to ask to increase Dpt3 injections, can my child aged 2 and a half want to complete his incomplete immunization, I was reluctant to do so because my child had almost a fever and almost unconscious karma step, there was a concern because my child was too small At that time, but I was afraid that if it was not equipped it would not be good for him, I asked for a solution, but for rubella injection he was upset .. Thanks ..
Hello Mega, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I will try to answer your question. Basically, immunization is our effort to protect children by introducing a weakened virus so that the body can form antibodies / immunity against the virus that is inserted. In Indonesia, the immunizations that must be implemented and recommended by the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) are Hepatitis B, Polio, BCG, DTP, while Hib, PCV, Rotavirus, influenza, MMR, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Varicella, HPV immunizations are non mandatory but recommended.
Indeed, fever is one of the other side effects of immunization. And high fever is the most common cause of febrile seizures in children. However, in fact, febrile seizures can be prevented and treated properly as long as health personnel are given proper education and medication. Because the benefits of immunization for children are greater in the future.
DTP itself is a vaccine which is a combination to prevent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough). These three diseases were the most common causes of death at the time when vaccines were not found, Diphtheria attacks the respiratory tract and lungs, causing respiratory failure, Tetanus itself is a deadly disease because it can cause muscle stiffness and will be fatal if muscle stiffness occurs in the respiratory muscles so that it also causes respiratory failure, while Pertussis is equally dangerous because it can cause respiratory failure or also spread to the brain.
Basic DTP immunization is given three times, given at the age of two months, three months and four months. for the DTP repetition (DTP 4) given at a distance of 1 year after the basic DTP 3, and DTP given at school age 5 years.
If the DTP immunization is given late, it is better to continue according to the immunization schedule, so it is not recommended to repeat it, even though the administration is very late but the immune system can still be formed, so it is better to be late than not immunization at all. So that it is expected to continue to carry out basic immunizations according to the interval and schedule.
Before immunization, I recommend that you first check your child to the nearest doctor to find out and check in detail whether the body is healthy / not sick, so that the vaccine that is inserted does not have serious side effects so that post-immunization febrile seizures can be avoided.
May be useful.