Polio IPV In Infants Aged 8 Months.?
Morning, my child is even 8 months. When 4 months final immunization is not with polio ipv. Midwife said ipv wasn’t given anything “if polio opv was complete everything. So I didn’t ipv vaccine for my child? So actually ipv was required or not? What would be the effect if it wasn’t ipv ?, please answer thanks
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Polio is an infectious disease caused by viruses in the digestive tract and throat. Under certain conditions, this disease can cause permanent paralysis, even death. This is why it is important for us to avoid polio, and that is by way of 4x polio immunization, precisely at the time of the newborn, and months 2, 3, and 4th. A booster dose is given at 18 months.
Polio vaccine has 2 types, OPV (which is inserted by mouth) and IPV (which is injected). Basically, besides the method of administration, the difference between the two methods is that OPV provides resistance to the intestine and blood, and IPV only to the blood. Easy to say, OPV is better at providing polio resistance. However, OPV has the risk of side effects, namely VAPP or cVDPV, although it is very rare. That's why IPV was made to minimize this risk.
In the case of your child, if he doesn't have any problems now, that means he is not experiencing any of these side effects, and that may be what underlies the midwife to say that it is not too important to give IPV. But in reality, the recommendation is that despite being given a complete OPV, children are still given an IPV at least once. The aim is to further strengthen the immune system that has been formed by OPV. If not given, the impact is that your child will have a non-optimal immune system against polio.
We suggest that it is a good idea to avoid your misunderstanding of having your child checked by a pediatrician, so that a complete history of your child's immunization can be conveyed and plans are made in the future. So, hopefully answering your question.