Giving Ipv Immunization Together With Polio Immunization In Infants Aged 4 Months?
happy evening. r nI want to ask my child who is 4 months 15 days old. ank i got the immunization. but his polio immunization is less than once again. and your schedule next month you can get the ipv immunization. ap it’s okay. if the polio immunization drops. is given simultaneously with the ipv immunization. please the solution
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Polio is a disease caused by a highly contagious virus characterized by its devastating effects in the form of difficulty breathing, paralysis and death.
Among the best ways to deal with this disease is to avoid it, namely by vaccinating against polio. By type, the polio vaccine is divided into two, namely the OPV vaccine (by mouth) and the IPV vaccine (by injection). The difference is that in the OPV vaccine, immunity is given to the blood and the gastrointestinal tract, while in IPV, it only provides immunity to OPV. On the one hand, some studies suggest that the OPV vaccine mutates more easily so it requires assistance from IPV, but on the other hand, the OPV vaccine protects a person from multiplying bacteria in the gut. That is why these two types of vaccines are complementary and equally important to give.
Regarding your question, IPV and OPV vaccines can be given together. In addition, IDAI or the Indonesian Pediatrician Association also said that regarding the delay in administering the vaccine, the polio vaccine should not be repeated from the start, but continued and completed according to schedule, regardless of the delay interval from the previous administration. If you still have any doubts, clarify with your pediatrician again to avoid misunderstanding. So, hopefully answering your question.