Receive The Same Vaccine At An Interval Of 1 Month?

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Afternoon..mw asking … nAt the beginning of July, yesterday my child had received the diphtheria vaccine .. nN because of the lack of communication between the school and the parents of the student so that today 11 August 2019 my child will be vaccinated again at school with the vaccine same … nThat’s not dangerous for children, right … nThank you … n # worried

1 Answer:

Hi Insafda,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Diphtheria is a disease that can be fatal if not treated properly. This infection is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphteriae. Symptoms that appear are usually cough, runny nose, pain and lump in the throat, the appearance of a thick membrane on the throat wall, fever, skin sores, muscle and joint pain, to more severe symptoms such as severe vomiting, difficulty breathing, and spread of infection. to other organs.


In order to reduce the diphtheria that has returned to plague today, the government launched the ORI (outbreak response immunization) program - diphtheria which is carried out by giving diphtheria immunization to all residents aged 1 to 19 years regardless of their previous immunization history. In this program, 3 times diphtheria immunization with a distance of 0-1-6, namely the second immunization given at least 1 month after the first immunization, and the third immunization given at least 6 months after the second immunization.


It needs to be clarified, how many times has your child received this diphtheria ORI?


If your child has just taken 1 diphtheria ORI, then of course it doesn't matter if 1 month after the first immunization he gets the second immunization again, because the recommended distance between immunizations is 1 month.


However, if your child has participated in 2 ORIs, then in fact it is not a big problem for your child to get immunized at a distance that is too close (not 6 months, but 1 month) as long as their immune system is good. Diphtheria vaccine is made from a small part of dead bacterial components (not live vaccines), so the potential to trigger disease is actually very small. But indeed, in children with poor immune system, for example, if your child is sick when immunized, is malnourished, takes immune system suppressant drugs, or suffers from other diseases, giving vaccines too close can cause your child to fall ill. .


It is better if you observe the health condition of your child after getting immunization, whether they are healthy or not. If the child only has a normal fever or inflammation around the injection site for 1 to 3 days after immunization is given, it is likely that the condition he is experiencing is not dangerous. However, if you have more severe complaints, do not hesitate to have your child examined directly to a doctor or pediatrician for further treatment.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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