Effects Of DPT Vaccine Twice On Infants?
HealthReplies.com. Good morning. I’m Tania. Has a child aged 6 mth. My question1. What kind of effect if the child is given a double DPT vaccine? 2. Can vaccines be given in different places. (Initially at the hospital, now at the Puskesmas) 3. Please give me details of vaccines that are mandatory from the age of the newborn … Thank you
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DPT vaccine is a vaccine to prevent diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus. This vaccine is given 3 times before the child is 1 year old, at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months. This vaccine is given in combination with the hepatitis B vaccine and Haemophilus influenzaetype B (Hib) vaccine. Giving vaccines may be given in different places as long as it is recorded properly. To help with the registration, the government has provided a pink and maternal health book. You might have it when you were pregnant. After you give birth, the book should be used for your child. The book will be used to record the child's growth and development as well as what vaccines he has received along with the date they were given. If you don't have the book, you can ask for the nearest health center. You can also download the book from the following page of the Ministry of Health. When a child is 6 months old, he should have gotten HB0 vaccine when he was born, polio 0 before being discharged from the hospital or health center, BCG before the age of 3 months (optimal given before age 2 months), and DPT-HB-Hib and polio in the month 2nd, 3rd, and 4. If there is still a vaccine that has not yet been received by your child, come to the nearest health facility to complete the vaccination status of your child. It's never too late to vaccinate. The earlier your child is given the vaccine, the better the protection received. Give the vaccine on schedule to prevent the child from having a dangerous infectious disease. For a more complete vaccine schedule, you can look in the maternal and child health book or on the Indonesian Pediatrician Association page. Do not hesitate to ask the medical staff around you if you are still confused about giving vaccines to your child.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.