MMR Vaccine In Children Aged 3 Years?
My child has been immunized with MR 18 months after the government program. Now he is 3.5 years old do you need MMR vaccine? Thx b4
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. MR vaccine is a vaccine given with the aim to provide immunity against measles (measles) and rubella. This vaccine is a vaccine that updates its predecessor, the MMR vaccine or mumps (measles), measles and rubella. The difference is indeed only in the absence of components of Mumps, because the disease is considered to have begun to be rarely found and thus the vaccine has also begun to be rarely found.
Measles and rubella need to be vaccinated or strengthened the immune system because in the long run, this disease can be the beginning of the emergence of various serious complications such as blindness, deafness, ear infections, brain damage, until death.
Regarding your question, this vaccine is recommended to be given to children aged 9 months, then when he was 18 months old, and finally when he was in first grade or equivalent. So if your child already gets the vaccine at 18 months, the next vaccine is recommended at around 5-6 years old, and not now. However, if you are in doubt, it would be better if you clarify again by asking your pediatrician about this. What is clear in principle, if you want to be given MMR is actually 2x enough. So, hopefully answering your question.