Immunizations In Children With Down Syndrome?
Tonight, I want to ask … my child is premature … with a brat and 2.5 kg … after 3 days my child went straight to the Nicu room … for 3 days because the bilirubi went up … after 3 days then allowed to go home. but at home just 10 days was referred again and entered the Nicu room again because of dehydration and the bilirubi went up. besides that, the lungs also entered breast milk … my child was born with Down syndrome. What I want to ask is from birth to now my child age 4 months. have not been immunized at all. every time I want to immunize the body has a fever. I brought my child for the midwife immunization. but the midwife didn’t want it. said the midwife had to consult a pediatrician first. because my child has a history of 2 hospitalizations. so said The midwife has to consult first so that you can check first. I’m afraid there’s already a virus entering. r nI am confused. What is meant by the midwife … please explain … thanks
Hi Safa, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Children with Down syndrome need to get the same vaccinations as other children. There is no difference in vaccination schedules between children with Down syndrome and children without Down syndrome. Children who have mild illness (eg, cold cough, mild ear infection, mild diarrhea) or low-grade fever (fever below 38.5 degrees Celsius) are also not a barrier to vaccination.
If your midwife does not want to vaccinate for one reason or another, it is better if you take your child for a check-up to the Pediatrician. Children with Down syndrome are more susceptible to infection, so getting vaccinated is very important to do immediately. In addition, it is best if your child is taken to a pediatrician for a complete examination. Children with Down syndrome are at risk of developing other organ disorders such as heart defects, gastrointestinal disorders, hearing problems, vision problems, thyroid disorders, etc., so it is also important to carry out initial examinations and screening. If the pediatrician has done a complete examination and you want to return to vaccination at the midwife only, you can also request a certificate from your doctor addressed to the midwife to arrange the schedule for your next child's vaccination.
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