How Do You Pursue Immunization In A 10-year-old Child With A History Of Seizures And Syringe Phobias?
Question, My child is 10 years old with a history of seizures until the age of 3 years, after that immunization has been hampered, now he has a syringe phobia effects often sick when he was a child, when there is an immunization in a runaway school, can I take diphtheria immunization at school even though stage 1 does not participate? my child has also been removed from the tonsils, does it matter? what if stages 1 and 2 did not appear to be immunized? How old can the health center be? thank you
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Diphtheria is a dangerous infectious disease that attacks the airways. Diphtheria vaccine consists of several types. Diphtheria vaccine schedule was first given at the age of 2 months, in combination with the tetanus vaccine, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and Haemophillus influenzatipe B (DPT-HB-HiB vaccine). DPT-HB-HiB vaccine is given again at the age of 3, 4, 18, and 24 months. Before the age of 6 years, ideally the child has received at least 5 doses of diphtheria vaccine. After that, at school age grades 1, 2, and 3, the diphtheria vaccine given is in combination with tetanus alone (DT and Td vaccines).
Because the content of each vaccine is different, if the child has never received a vaccine at all, he should receive DPT-HB-HiB. If the vaccine before the age of 2 years is complete, but has never followed the vaccine at school, the child must receive a vaccine that is DT or given to children in grade 1 elementary school. You should inform the teacher or health worker who comes to your child's school. Alternatively, you can bring your child along with immunization records that your child has received to the doctor at the nearest health center or to the child's specialist doctor. The doctor will provide an appropriate vaccine for your child to pursue vaccines that have not been given. It's never too late to give a vaccine. Immediately give your child a vaccine so that she is protected from various dangerous diseases. The longer it is postponed, the greater the risk of your child having a dangerous infection. Removing tonsils does not make your child unable to receive certain vaccines, your child must still complete all the necessary vaccines.
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