Handling After Measles Immunization?
Hi, … I want to ask, my child is 10 months old and only has measles immunization, is it likely to get measles is very likely to occur? Please advise, what should I do after the measles immunization. Thank you…
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Measles is a disease whose vaccination is included in compulsory vaccination according to the Ministry of Health and the Indonesian Pediatrician Association. This is because the disease is considered dangerous because of its complications which include seizures, infections of the membranes and brain tissue, as well as disorders of the nerves and heart. That is why, every child is required to be vaccinated against measles, in order to be protected from the potential of contracting this disease.
Regarding your question, measles vaccine should be given at the age of 9 months, but if it's too late and the age is under 12 months, it can be given at any time when you meet. However, if it has been more than 12 months, more good given MMR. Delay in this administration will not affect the strength of the immune system later, only during the delay in giving until the immunity is really formed, your child's potential for contracting is very high. So if it's already been vaccinated, you don't need to worry anymore and there's nothing special you need to do after vaccination. So, hopefully answering your question.