Side Effects If Measles Immunization Is Not Appropriate For The Child’s Age?

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my doctor has a child aged 1 year 2 weeks, yesterday he was just given measles immunization.. to the midwife near my house if actually at my child’s age I can’t be given the immunization but how can the doctor already be immunized against measles…

1 Answer:

Hello Haerani


I understand the concerns you are experiencing, but I hope you don't have to worry too much, measles immunization can be given with 2 types of vaccines, the first is a single vaccine which is only for measles, and the second is the combination vaccine, namely MR (measles and rubella). ) or MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella).


According to the guidelines for immunization of children according to the Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) it is recommended that measles immunization be given for the first time when the child is 9 months old, then a booster is given at the age of 18 months, and around 6-7 years. However, if the child also gets the MMR/MR vaccine, giving a booster at the age of 18 does not need to be given (no need to be different from not allowed). Still according to IDAI, MMR is given when the child is 15 months old, then a booster is given when he is about 5 years old.


In children who are late in getting measles immunization if their age is still in the range of 9 months to 12 months, it can be given at any time when there is an opportunity to give measles immunization. However, if they are more than 1 year old but have never received measles immunization (both measles and MMR/MR), then MMR should be given.


So if Mrs. Haerani's child has never been given measles immunization, but given measles immunization (only) in general it will not cause problems, it's just that there is a possibility that the immune effect against measles may not be optimal because it is not given according to the recommendations of experts. If you're still in doubt, there's nothing wrong with taking your child to the pediatrician for an examination of his current condition, in addition to assessing his health condition as well as to determine the next immunization plan.


Hope it is useful


dr. Arnold

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