PCV Immunization In Children Aged 13 Months?
hello doctor, my child is 13 months old I have not taken it for PCV immunization. can you be given this immunization at this age? thanks.
Hello Pience, Thank you for the question
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is a vaccine given to children to prevent infections due to pneumococcus / Stretococcus bacteria which causes middle ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, meningitis, and severe infections (septicemia). This vaccine can protect children from 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. The following are recommendations for this vaccine: infants aged less than 2 years will be given as many as 4 doses, namely 3 basic immunization doses at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and one booster dose between the ages of 12-15 months.
If the new immunization is given to children aged 7-12 months, the child will receive 2 doses of basic immunization with the distance between vaccinations is 2 months and if the new immunization is given after the child is more than 1 year old, then the child will receive 1 dose of basic immunization. Both of the above conditions will be followed by 1 booster dose with a distance of 2 months from the last dose. However, if a 2-year-old child receives a PCV vaccine, only one dose is given.
Thus, your child can still receive the vaccine, yes. Please consult your pediatrician immediately to receive the vaccine. Also make sure the child has completed other vaccines that are appropriate for the age of the child. It would be nice if you have your own records about what vaccines have been received by children and should be received by children their age.
I hope this helps.