Provision Of Further Measles Immunization To Children Aged 2 Years?

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At night, I want to ask, r nMy child wants to immunize against measles 2, my child is 2 years old, only the doctor asked me there are 2 vaccines to be injected, namely in the right arm and left arm and it causes the child to have fever or fever. The doctor suggested that there was an injection that was only 1 injection but not hot, so I chose the 1 injection that was not hot, so today my child was injected, but the explanation was that the hexaxim vaccine is really not a vaccine for advanced measles. r nPlease for the info doctor, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Fitri,

Thank you for asking

Need to clarify, what is your child's previous immunization history? What immunizations has he received? And at what age was he done?

Measles is a contagious disease which causes a virus. In children, this disease is often characterized by symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, conjunctivitis (red eyes, itching, watery, sore, more sensitive to light), appearing grayish white patches on the inside of the mouth and throat, muscle pain and persistent, and appears a reddish rash on the skin that often occurs in the area behind the ears, head, neck, then spreads almost to the entire body. In more severe cases, measles can also cause the lymph nodes to swell too.

Often, in children, measles is not a serious condition, as long as the child has excellent immunity and is handled quickly and appropriately. However, if the child's immune system is not good enough, then he can experience complications, such as eye, ear and respiratory infections, dehydration, or the spread of the infection to other distant areas of the body (including the liver, heart and brain). The transmission of this infection to pregnant women also has the potential to cause the fetus to be born with defects.

For this reason, prevention of measles is very important. One of the most effective preventive measures is to involve your child in undergoing measles immunization. This immunization is included in the mandatory government program which is given to children aged 9 months, 2 years and 6 years. In addition, measles immunization can also be given in combination with other immunizations, namely mumps (mumps) and rubella (German measles), or often called MMR. This immunization is usually given at the age of 12-13 months and 3-5 years of age.

The Hexaxim vaccine is not included in the measles vaccine. This vaccine contains active protection for various diseases, namely:

Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus Hepatitis B Poliomyelitis Haemophilus influenza This vaccine is often used as an alternative for children who want to undergo DPT immunization (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) but are worried that they will experience a high fever. Indeed, because of its acellular content of the DPT microorganism, this vaccine generally does not cause people who get it to develop a fever. If there is a fever, then the intensity is only mild.

Our advice, you consult directly with the doctor or pediatrician who immunized your child beforehand. He certainly has a better understanding of the immunization history your child has had, and what immunizations your child needs to get at this time. It is also possible that doctors gave the vaccine as an effort to support government programs to eradicate measles and rubella, which are spreading again today. Discuss with him the best time for you to give your child back the advanced measles immunization so that your child's protection against measles can be more optimal.

Hope it helps ..

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