Giving DPT Immunization For Government Programs?
all the time for a doctor. I want to ask. my child is now 2 years old. have already had mandatory 3 times mandatory DTP immunization and 1 x government program so a total of 4x immunization dtp. now there is a dtp test program from the government. do you need to re-give the 5 doctors. because it’s been 4 to 2 years old with 2 years old. that is my question. mhn answer from the doctor. thank you
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DPT immunization is carried out to provide active protection against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus infections. This immunization was originally included in the government's mandatory immunization program for children aged 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 18 months, and 5 years. Furthermore, so that the immune system is more optimal, it can also be given a booster (repeat vaccine) every 10 years.
However, apart from the mandatory immunization program, the government is currently launching an outbreak response immunization (diphtheria) program, which is carried out by re-giving diphtheria vaccines to every child aged 1 to 19 years regardless of previous immunization history. Diphtheria ORI immunization is given 3 times with a gap of 0-1-6 (meaning, the second immunization is given a distance of at least 1 month after the first immunization, and the third immunization is given at least 6 months after the second immunization). In children younger than 5 years, the immunization given is the same as the previous mandatory immunization, namely DPT.
Regarding your complaint, does your child need to be re-included in the second ORI-diphtheria program, answer yes. Even though it has been adequately protected through a history of immunizations that your child has lived before, re-immunization can help increase his immunity against the disease. Therefore, if there are no obstacles, such as a history of severe allergies after getting immunized or a history of severe immunity disorders, you should include your child in the full ORI-diphtheria program.
That's all our explanation. For more details, you can consult directly with a doctor or pediatrician. I hope this helps.