My pediatrician at school has the MR vaccine probably on the 8th. My child is allergic. Previously as a child, atopic dermatitis, at the age of 3 years to 6 years … every morning or waking up he sneezed and runny nose. But later it will disappear by itself. What I want to ask, can the child take the MR vaccine because I read that there are those who allow those who don’t (for allergic children), give it beforehand.
Hello Mrs. Rini,
The current government MR vaccine program is aimed at preventing measles and rubella. This vaccine is carried out regardless of the history of previous immunizations. Both those who have been immunized or not, should still be immunized.
Atopic dermatitis is not a contraindication to the MR vaccine. MR vaccine contraindications include:
Severe allergic reactions, eg anaphylactic shock to previous doses of vaccine components
Known to have severe immunodeficiency, eg undergoing chemotherapy, HIV, taking long-term immunosuppressive drugs
Anaphylactic shock to neomycin
While those that require special attention (not contraindicated, but need to be careful and consider the benefits versus risks) is the MMR vaccine on:
Experiencing moderate or severe illness, both fever and without fever
Received blood products containing antibodies in the last 11 months
History of thrombocytopenia or ITP
Requires a tuberculin test
History of seizures
Since atopic dermatitis is neither a contraindication nor a group that requires special attention, it is generally safe to administer this MR vaccine. If you are still in doubt, you can consult the doctor who will administer the vaccine or your pediatrician. The doctor will consider whether it is safe or not by examining your child directly, both with questions and answers and a physical examination.
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