Missing IPV Injection?
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Immunization is a preventative measure for diseases that are dangerous for infants, toddlers, children to adults. Immunization is proven to have prevented thousands of children around the world from life-threatening diseases and fetal disabilities.
Previously, I appreciated that you are a parent who is responsive to children's health and has provided complete immunizations for your child. IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) is a polio vaccine with a virus that has been deactivated and given by injection. Provision of IPV aims to create immunity against the polio virus in body tissues. While the OPV vaccine (oral polio vaccine) is a polio vaccine containing a virus that has been weakened to provide defense in the digestive tract.
Based on the immunization schedule of the Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) in 2017, the administration of polio vaccine is done at the age of children aged 0 - 1 month, 2,3.4 months with OPV and booster at the age of 18 months by giving either OPV or IPV. It is recommended to give a one-time dose of IPV that can be given in conjunction with OPV in the 4th month.
You don't need to worry if your child hasn't received a dose of the IPV vaccine. IDAI recommends that the administration of IPV doses can be given when babies are 2 months, 4 months or 18 months old and can be repeated at the age of children (6-8 years). It must be ensured that before administration of IPV, infants / children have received the oral polio vaccine (OPV). If there is a known delay in giving the polio vaccine regardless of the time span of the last vaccine, the administration does not need to be repeated, but rather continued from the last vaccine obtained.
Consult your nearest pediatrician to get more complete and relevant information related to immunizing your baby. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps