Providing The 3rd PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine) Vaccine To 9-month-old Infants?
Good morning Doc, my child aged 9 months with Bb 9.5kg Male giving MR vaccine April 22, 2019 and will carry out the 3rd PCV follow-up vaccine on May 15, 2019, Is it safe in the near future to do this 3rd PCV vaccine Doc, because of the long term only 1 month’s time?
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PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine) vaccine contains a conjugate protein that is useful in providing active immunity against bacterial infection of Streptococcus pneumoniae. This bacterium can cause pneumococcal disease, which can attack the lungs (pneumonia), the lining of the brain (meningitis), or enter the bloodstream (bacteremia). If not treated properly, this disease can be very deadly, especially for children whose immune systems are still weak.
PCV vaccine in children should ideally be given in 3 large doses and 1 time boosting dose. Giving can be done after the baby is more than 2 months old, with intervals of 4 to 8 weeks to get optimal results. The timing of this vaccine can vary depending on the child's condition, as well as the history of other vaccines.
Regarding your question, it is best if the distance between the administration of the ideal vaccine is indeed not less than 4 weeks. The goal is for the body to form optimal immunity against injected vaccines. However, if there is a reason that requires it, in some conditions, vaccines can also be administered at closer distances. This is fine as long as the child has no problems with his immune system, and also does not have a history of severe allergies to the vaccine components to be given. Of course, again, this can vary depending on the condition of each child.
Better, you consult this directly with your doctor or pediatrician who treats your child, yes. He who checks your child directly, armed with his competence and experience, of course better understand when the best time for continued vaccination according to his condition.
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