The Cause Of The Delay In Giving Pentabio Immunization To Infants Aged 2 Months?
Doctor, my child is 2 months and 8 days old. This morning the immunization was bcg, but why didn’t the doctor want to give pentabio 1 immunization? Instead of bcg and pentabio can be concurrently (previously I had asked in allofokter he said allowed) ?? I was told to come back next month, meaning that at 3 months my child was still in Pababio 1, is it okay if it’s too late?
Hello, Ms. Nora. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
Based on the 2017 Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) immunization schedule calendar, children who are 2 months old are recommended to have been given the following immunizations:
Hepatitis B, 2 times, namely: age 0 and 2 months of Polio, 2 times, namely immediately after birth or when the baby is discharged from the health facility in place of birth (in the form of an oral vaccine), and at the age of 2 months in the form of a polio injection vaccine -1 BCG, as much as 1 time, it is recommended before the age of 3 months, the most optimal at the age of 2 months DTP, as much as 1 time, namely at the age of 2 months Hib, as much as 1 time, namely at the age of 2 months PCV, as much as 1 time, namely at age 2 months The purpose of age 2 months is 2 months (60 days) to 2 months 29 days (69 days). Pentabio contains a combination of a combination vaccine for Hepatitis B, HiB, and DPT vaccines. Pentabio can be given at the same time as the BCG vaccine. The location of the injection was different between Pentabio and BCG vaccines. Based on international agreements and IDAI, the BCG vaccine is given by intracellular injection in the right shoulder. The Pentabio is injected into muscles, for example the thigh muscles.
Consult directly the cause of delay in giving Pentabio with a doctor or pediatrician who treats your child directly. Doctors who deal with patients directly certainly have more complete information about the patient's health condition so that clinical decisions are considered according to the individual patient's circumstances.
Regarding the timing of vaccination which is slower than the recommendation, basically it will not pose a significant danger. The recommended age / time of vaccine administration is designed according to the best time to obtain optimal benefits from each vaccine. If the child's age has passed the recommended age for giving a particular vaccine but the vaccine has not yet been given, the child can still be given catch-up immunization immediately. This is not dangerous, but indeed the protective benefits of the disease by immunization may not be as good as if given at the recommended age. However, catch-up immunization is still better than no immunization at all.
Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.