Make It Easier To Remember The Schedule Of Injections And Types Of Immunizations?

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Hello, my name is Ulfi, I want to ask because I am confused about the date of giving my child’s immunization, it doesn’t match the writing flow, I’m confused whether my child has been injected with IPV Blum, I know and remember because I saw the immunization book, so if the writing date doesn’t match the flow I’m also confused, I’m also worried about my son I haven’t had an IPV injection yet

1 Answer:

Hi Ulfi,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

There are 2 types of polio vaccine, namely OPV (oral polio vaccine) and IPV (inactivated polio vaccine). OPV contains live, attenuated virus that is given by mouth. Meanwhile, IPV contains a virus that is inactivated and is given by injection. In Indonesia, OPV is more commonly used than IPV.

Need to clarify first, how old is your child now? Has he ever had the OPV vaccine? So, what exactly makes you confused about your child's vaccination history?

Based on the guidelines of IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), IPV is recommended to be injected into children at the age of 2 months, 4 months, 6 to 18 months, and 6 to 8 years. However, if your child has already received OPV, then IPV is no longer necessary.

To make it easier to remember the schedule for injections and what types of immunizations have been given, health workers in Indonesia can use the MCH book (maternal and child health) to record it. If it is difficult for you to understand the recording in the MCH handbook, the right step you can take right now is to consult directly with the nearest health worker (eg at posyandu, puskesmas, hospital). That way, your child can get complete immunizations according to their current needs and age.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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