Measles Immunization In Children Aged 2 Years?
My pediatrician at the age of 9 months did not get measles immunization. Now 23 months old, can I get measles immunization now? Thank you
Hello Mrs. Desi012 Thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. Immunization is a process by which a weakened virus is inserted into the body, if in this case the measles immunization, the attenuated virus is the measles virus, the aim is to produce antibodies or immunity against measles. Immunization is as important as other immunizations, because measles is very easily transmitted to infants and children.
According to the recommendation from IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), measles immunization schedule is given 3 times, first at the age of 9 months, then a booster / second strengthening dose is performed in the following 15 months or at the age of 24 months, and a third booster when the child steps on elementary school grades 1-6. For children who are late and have not received measles immunization at all, it must be given depending on their current age. If the child is 9 to 12 months old, then immunization can be given at any time when the child is ready for immunization / at any time when the parents remember the immunization schedule, whereas if the child is more than 12 months or more than 1 year, then MMR immunization is immediately given. which includes the measles virus in it. However, if at the age of 15 months the MMR immunization has been carried out it is not necessary to be given another booster measles immunization at the age of 24 months, but only to follow the MMR immunization schedule. Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. Stay aware of your child's immunization schedule, Mother, because his health is so valuable. thanks.