Is It Okay To Pass The Diphtheria Vaccine Stage 1 And 2 But Take The Diphtheria Vaccine Stage 3?
, I want to ask, I am a junior high school student. I passed the stage 1 and 2 diphtheria vaccine, but I took the stage 3 diphtheria vaccine. Are there any side effects? Then what if I don’t take the advanced diphtheria immunization? Please reply
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Diphtheria vaccination in the ORI (Outbreak Response Immunization) program, is recommended to be given to children aged 1-19 years as much as 3 times with a distance of 0-1-6. The vaccine given in 3 times of administration is the same vaccine (for children aged 7-19 years it is given is the Td vaccine) with the same dose. This vaccine is given 3 times to ensure the emergence of a strong immune system against diphtheria.
If you don't get the first and second vaccines and only get the third vaccine, then the count for this third vaccine is your first vaccine. There will be no certain side effects that happen to you. However, you should continue your vaccinations with the second and third vaccines. You can continue your second vaccine 1 month after the first vaccine and your third vaccine 6 months after the second vaccine. Failure to continue vaccination will result in failing vaccination (your vaccination will not have any effect and you will not be protected from diphtheria and tetanus infections). If vaccination is no longer being administered at school you can try to consult a doctor at a health center near your home for further vaccines.
Diphtheria is a very dangerous disease and can cause death. This disease can be prevented by giving vaccinations, therefore following the vaccination completely is very important, especially when there is an outbreak of diphtheria (the rate of diphtheria is greatly increasing) as is happening in Indonesia at this time.
Here is an article that you can read about diphtheria
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