Greetings, when my child is 4 months old, this way, I just got polio immunization from 4 to 3 when I got 3 in the immunization book, right? thank you
Hi Chusnul Chotimah, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com, I will try to answer your questions.
About polio, let's just peel it a little, that polio is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the throat and digestive tract and affects the nerves. Why does polio need to be completely eradicated, because the bad effects of polio are very dangerous for children, namely paralysis, difficulty breathing to death.
Immunization is important to provide immunity against the polio virus, so it is mandatory for Indonesian children to immunize against polio according to the recommended schedule. Based on the provision of polio immunization is divided into 2, namely
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine): is the provision of polio immunization that we have been familiar with, by giving it a drop into the mouth and then swallowed. Its contents are weakened polio virus. Given from 0 months to 59 months. IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine): giving polio immunization by injection, which is inserted into the body is the polio vaccine that is turned off / inactive. Ideally administered at ages 2, 4, 6 to 18 months. Actually if IPV is not given it doesn't matter, because OPV 4 is already given. However, IPV immunization will produce optimal protection if it is still given to your baby. So it is better if IPV is still given at least once and schedule immediately for IPV immunization, either 4 weeks after the last OPV immunization or given at 6 months of age.
Here I will also inform you when it is better if the polio vaccine is not given, namely if:
Your child has an allergic reaction to the IPV immunization, allergic to polymixin B, strepptomycin, neomycin. The child is very sick or moderately ill, so immunization can be postponed. But if you only have a cold cough without fever, immunization can still be continued. A little from me, I hope it's useful. Thanks. Regards