Infants Aged 3 Months Late For Immunization?
Is my baby still able to get a complete immunization because my baby has walked 4 months before immunization
Immunization is very important to prevent various infectious diseases. With immunization, the chance of becoming infected decreases and when it is infected it is hoped that the symptoms will be milder. In Indonesia, there are 5 immunizations that must be performed on infants, namely:
0 months: BCG (can also be done at 1-2 months of age), hepatitis B, polio (can be done at 1 month)
2 months: hepatitis B, polio, DPT, Hib
3 months: hepatitis B, polio, DPT, Hib
4 months: hepatitis B, polio, DPT, Hib
9 months: measles (currently given MR to prevent measles and rubella)
Booster at the age of 18 months: polio, DPT, Hib, MR
If your child is late for immunization, then the immunization can be pursued as soon as possible in order to get a complete immunization. You can consult directly with your pediatrician or visit the nearest health center about pursuing immunization for your child. The doctor will provide an immunization schedule for your child according to his current condition.
It may also take several tests before giving immunizations, for example tuberculin tests if the age is more than 3 months and have not received BCG immunization, or HBsAg and anti-HBB tests before giving hepatitis B immunization if the mother has a history of hepatitis B. But most importantly it is better to be late and pursue basic immunizations to complete rather than not at all. Therefore you do not need to worry and please consult with your pediatrician for a complete immunization schedule.
Hope it helps you,