Location Of Injection Of DPT Immunization In Infants 4 Months?
Good night, my child is 4 months and 19 days ago after the DPT 3 immunization was finished. So, the injection was in the left and right thigh, is that true? The left thigh is a little bit then the right thigh is full. If it’s true, is it okay for my child?
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The DPT vaccine is usually given in the form of a pentavalent vaccine, which is a vaccine containing the DPT, Hepatitis B, and Hemophilus influenza B (Hib) vaccines. The basic vaccine is given 3 times, namely at 2, 3 and 4 months. This vaccine is given as a single injection in one thigh and is not separated. In your child's case, it is likely that the vaccine given in the other thigh is a different vaccine. At the age of 4 months, it is recommended that children receive pentavalent vaccines, polio-3 (in the form of oral polio vaccine and inactive polio vaccine given by injection), and PCV (pneumococcal) and Rotavirus vaccines can also be given.
It is better if you ask the doctor or midwife who is doing the immunization directly to confirm what vaccinations are given to your child. Make sure your doctor or midwife documents vaccines on the child's health card so that they can monitor what vaccinations have been given to children.
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