Immunization For Children Aged 18 Months?
Greetings doctorI want to ask. Is 18 months repeat immunization compulsory? My first child I gave mandatory immunizations only until the age of 9 months. And now my child is 4 years old. Is it still possible to repeat immunizations? thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. To answer your question, it is first necessary to understand that there are many vaccines when children are 18 months old, including polio, DPT, HiB, influenza and measles. And each type of vaccine will have different options if missed given from the schedule.
For example, for measles, if late given and the child is aged 9-12 months, give whenever you have time. But if you are older than 1 year, enough MMR is given. For polio and DPT, for example being late, it does not need to be repeated from the beginning but it should be continued and completed according to the schedule. Then for influenza, the dose will depend on the child's age.
So in the case of your child, our advice should you consult directly to the pediatrician to avoid misunderstanding. Some vaccines at the age of 18 months are still required to be given, but some are additional, the administration of which can depend on the administration of other vaccines. With all these possibilities, it would be better if you ask directly so as not to add to the confusion. So, hopefully answering your question.