Giving IPV Immunization?
Good evening doctor. NI have an 18 month old baby. Complete basic immunization but IPV not yet. I once asked the clinic where the immunization was usually done and the midwife explained that IPV immunization must be given at the vulnerable age of 5 months to 1 year and can NOT be given above the age of 1 year. Well, this case of my baby is past 1 year and did not get IPV immunization. I have no explanation what if I skip IPV. My question: n1. What is the impact if I pass IPV on my child? n2. Actually, giving IPV to what age is vulnerable? NNote: at 18 months my child has received a DPT booster immunization. N nThank you in advance.
Immunization is a good thing to do. Imunsasi can help children to avoid disease. Polio immunization can consist of OPV and IPV. OPV is given by mouth drops, whereas IPV is given by injection.
Polio is given at the age of 0-1 months, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months (optimal time). However, the time of the immunization may vary depending on the condition the child affects. At the time of polio immunization, OPV or IPV can be given. But ideally, there should be at least 1 IPV vaccine. If your child has not had an IPV shot, then at 18 months of age he can be given another IPV polio vaccine. You can get a polio booster immunization at 18 months of age with IPV.
Skipping IPV will reduce the protective effect against polio.
Therefore, it is recommended that you consult directly to a pediatrician, so that the doctor can check the condition of your child first.
Here's an article that you can read about polio immunization
may be useful. thank you