Is It Okay For A 4-month-old Baby To Not Have An Injection In The Hand?
I want to ask, my child is now 4 months old, at the age of 1 week he has injected in the body after that has not been injected in the hands, is that okay?
Hello Ms. Megi,
The following is the immunization schedule set by the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI):
At birth, before returning home from health facilities (puskesmas, midwives, hospitals) children will usually be given hepatitis B and polio immunization. Hepatitis B injections are usually done on the thighs, while polio immunization is usually dropped into the baby's mouth. By the time the baby is one month old, the immunization schedule is the BCG immunization to prevent tuberculosis infection. This immunization is done on the arm, and usually will leave marks.
It is recommended that you adhere to the immunization schedule so that your child can avoid disease or the severe effects of the disease. At the age of 4 months your child should have gotten hepatitis B, DTP, BCG, Hib, PCV and rotavirus immunizations. If you mean your child is not yet BCG immunized and is currently 4 months old, then you should immediately go to the nearest health facility so that the child You can be immunized. Do not forget to explain what immunizations have been obtained and have not been obtained, if you do not understand then you can consult with health workers. Your healthcare provider will arrange an immunization schedule for your child to catch up. It may also be necessary to have an examination such as Mantoux before BCG considering that your child is over 3 months old.
Delayed immunization can harm your child. Immunization is useful to provide immunity to a particular germ. When the germ enters the body, the body already has immunity, so it can fight the germ or if the germ has managed to infect the body, the symptoms are not too severe. The benefits of immunization are huge and you should not delay it so that nothing unexpected happens later.
Also read: Immunization
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