Immunization Is Okay If The Baby Is 14 Months Old?
Ass … doctor … I want this, my child from birth to now is already 14 months old and has never been immunized at all … Even if it hasn’t, is it permissible to immunize from the beginning with the age of 14 months ?? ?
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Based on the 2017 Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) immunization calendar, children aged 14 months are recommended to have been given the following immunizations:
Hepatitis B, 4 times, at the age of 0, 2, 3, and 4 months (if the 2nd to 4th vaccine is a combination vaccine with DTPw) Polio, 4 times, ie immediately after birth or when the baby discharged from the birthplace health facility (in the form of an oral vaccine), and at the age of 2, 3 and 4 months (respectively for injection vaccines or oral polio-1, polio-2, and polio-3; at least 1 dose of vaccine should be obtained; polio injection together with oral administration of polio-3 vaccine). BCG, as much as 1 time, is recommended before the age of 3 months, most optimal at the age of 2 months. DTP, 3 times, at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months (if in the form of DTPw vaccine or a combination with another vaccine) Hib, 3 times, namely at the age of 2, 3, and 4 months of PCV, 4 times, namely at the age of 2, 4, 6 months, and booster at the age of 12-15 months Measles, as much as 1 time, ie at the age of 9 months Basically, the recommended age for administering this vaccine is in accordance with the best time to obtain optimal benefits from each vaccine . This does not mean that children whose age has exceeded the recommendation can not be given a vaccine. If the child is 14 months old and has passed the recommended age of giving a vaccine when it has not been given the vaccine, still catch-up can be done immediately. This is not dangerous, it's just that the protection benefits from the disease may not be as good as the vaccine given at the recommended age, but catch-up immunization is still better than not being given the vaccine at all.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that you consult your child with a doctor or pediatrician. If your child's health condition is good and no contraindications are found, the doctor will provide catch-up immunization and plan a schedule for the next immunization by adjusting the patient's individual condition.
Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.