IPD Vaccination In Children Aged 18 Months?
want to ask, my son is on 19 even 18 months, while his 4th ipd schedule yesterday at the age of 1 year, but he was not vaccinated, is it still possible to get his 4th ipd vaccine on Tuesday 16th?
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IPD (invasive pneumococcal disease) immunization is given to create active immunity against Pneumococcus or Streptococcus pneumonia that often causes pneumonia. Not only that, the infection of these two types of bacteria can also affect the lining of the brain (meningitis) and enter the bloodstream (bacteremia), so it should not be considered trivial. In Indonesia, IPD immunization is not included in the immunizations required by the government, but its administration is still recommended.
Based on the advice of IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), the optimal IPD immunization is done 4 times, namely 3 times the basic dose at ages 2, 4, and 6 months, followed by 1 times booster at the age of 12-15 months. In cases like your baby, where booster (IPD 4) administration is late, this booster can still be pursued in order to provide the baby with optimal immunity. Consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician who provides IPD immunization facilities to provide solutions related to the best immunization schedule for your baby.
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