Rules For Giving PCV Booster Vaccine To Children?
Good morning ,, my child is now 21 months old, has gotten a 3x pcv vaccine aged 2.4 and 6 months ,, there should be 1 more booster between 12-15 months, but it’s too late because the child immunization schedule is getting sick … last time I want it immunization schedule at the age of 20 months but delayed again because he was hospitalized with acute bronchitis … I can’t go back to the doctor he used to immunize because my child had a time before hospitalization for cough until 3 weeks in diagnosis (over diagnosis) pulmonary tuberculosis with him (only see rotgen photos) while in the hospitalization (different from children) in a more complete test my child is negative for pulmonary tuberculosis … can my child still be able to booster the pcv vaccine with the doctor who treats my child during hospitalization (different doctor) ?? ?? and with a late time ??
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PCV vaccine is a vaccine given to prevent pneumococcal infections that enter the body. The risk of pneumococcal infection can cause disease in children under the age of 2 years and often also in adult patients over 65 years. It is hoped that children will get 3 doses before the age of 1 year and have received 4 doses of the vaccine before the age of 2 years. By completing the vaccine dosage, it is hoped that protection against the risk of infection can last for up to 3 years. Thus, the risk of infection in the blood, infection of the lining of the brain, and ear infections due to pneumococcal can be prevented.
If your child has received 3 initial doses before the age of 1 year, then the fourth dose should be given at 12-15 months of age or before 2 years of age. However, if your child has not received a vaccine dose to 4, and is now 21 months old, then according to the American CDC, the fourth dose that is too late from healthy time can still be given directly to your child. And under certain conditions, the 4th dose can still be given to:
1. children over 2 years until the age of 59 months if you have previously received 3 doses
2. For children who are at risk, such as children with HIV or brain fluid leakage
3. Or children and adults who are also at risk of special medical conditions
Therefore, now your child can continue to the 4th dose with the pediatrician who is currently treating your child. However, it still depends on the decision of the doctor who treats your child now. And if your pediatrician now plans to continue to the fourth dose, then you only need to submit the PCV dosage information that has been obtained.
The doctor will convey the side effects that your child will feel after the 4th vaccine, such as:
1. Pain in the sutikan area
3. Looks weak and fussy
4. Decreased appetite
If the vaccine has been given, during the initial treatment period, you can provide heat-lowering medication at the recommendation of your pediatrician, provide adequate drinking fluids, and healthy food.
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