Giving Vaccines To Children Aged 14 Months?
I want to ask .. at this time my child is 14 months old, the vaccine has been given DPT and PCV for 3 times, and I have never had a measles vaccine at all, because when I want measles vaccine at 9 months my child is sick and at midwives I can be given at 13 months . what I want to ask: 1. Is my child safe at the age of 14 months for measles vaccine or MR? 2. Actually need children in influenza vaccine3. For vaccines it should be at the health center or midwife huh? the thing is, if it’s in the hospital it’s for a family that can afford it 🙂
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Vaccines and immunizations are one way for us to avoid disease by introducing the immune system to the disease itself. Can be weakened or even turned off. In this way, our bodies can 'learn' how to deal with the disease and hope, if at another time meet the actual disease, the body can fight without the need to get sick first, because some of these diseases are deadly.
Speaking of deadly diseases, this is the real reason why there is what is called compulsory immunization, and there is what is called supplementation. That must be called so, because the disease is dangerous so if it is not required, there will be high transmission, low disease control, and will increase infant mortality. Among mandatory immunizations are hepatitis B, polio, BCG, measles, and DPT. Besides that, it is called additional because the disease is considered to be preventable, not epidemic and non-lethal. Regarding your question about influenza vaccine, the vaccine is included in the additional category, so it is not mandatory. However, if your child is exposed to influenza viruses very often, it is a good idea to consider these options.
Then regarding missed measles, if the child is 9-12 months old, give it whenever it can. But if in your case, the child's age is more than 1 year, just give MMR or MR, and the second at the age of 5 years. Then for the last question, actually it can be anywhere, as long as the facilities are available, and by official health service providers such as puskesmas. So, hopefully answering your question.