Schedule Of MR And DPT Immunization In Children Aged 18 Months?
The doctor wants to ask, my child at 18 months wants to re-immunize DPT this month, r nBut now there is MR immunization, where should I go first? MR or DPT? And the gap between immunizations is how long? R nAnd my child has never been immunized against measles.
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Immunization in various parts of the world is a program to increase the immunity of infants and toddlers against a disease. In Indonesia, there is basic immunization which is a government program and must be given to babies and toddlers within a certain period of time.
The MR (measles and rubella) vaccine is a vaccine that functions to prevent transmission of measles and rubella. Both diseases have a high transmission rate because they are easily transmitted from airborne agents and can cause the sufferer the risk of disability and even death. Currently in Indonesia the MR vaccine has replaced the MMR vaccine (mumps, measles, rubella). Due to the risk of transmission and serious complications, infants and toddlers who have been given the previous MMR vaccine are advised to get the MR vaccine back to strengthen their immunity.
Regarding your question, you should give your child the MR vaccine, considering that your child has never had the measles vaccine before. A repeat DPT vaccine can be given after the MR vaccine regardless of the time lag. The MR and DPT vaccines contain different vaccines, so they are relatively safe to be given to toddlers at the same time. However, you need to know that there are AEFIs (post-immunization follow-up events) that can occur after vaccine administration. You don't need to worry, because generally AEFIs that occur do not cause severe symptoms.
If necessary, I recommend that you consult directly with your pediatrician or doctor at your nearest hospital / health center to get more complete information.
That is the information I can convey, hope it helps
dr. Fita Fitria Ayu