The Gap Between Diphtheria And MR Vaccines?
Night, I mw ask. My son is 12 months old. The measles vaccine should be scheduled at the age of 9 months. However, every time he is on the date of immunization he is always sick with coughs / colds, finally until now he hasn’t got the measles vaccine. Two weeks ago there was a joint vaccine at the posyandu where I live, it turns out that for the diphtheria vaccine, finally my child was vaccinated against diphtheria again, this week my plan for the MR vaccine? The safest gap between diphtheria and MR vaccines should be long, huh? R n r nThank you
Hi Nia, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
There are 4 types of vaccines, live vaccines, inactive vaccines, subunit vaccines, and toxoid vaccines (weakened toxins). The MMR vaccine is included in the live vaccine, while the diphtheria vaccine is included in the toxoid vaccine. The following are the rules for administering vaccines:
Two live vaccines can be given on the same day, but if not given on the same day, two live vaccines should not be given in less than 4 weeks. Inactivated, subunit, or toxoid vaccines can be given on the same day or not on the same day and do not require a break between vaccines. Inactivated, subunit, or toxoid vaccines can be given together with live vaccines on the same day or not on the same day and do not require a break between vaccines. In the case of your child, diphtheria and MMR vaccines can be given on the same day or not on the same day and do not require a certain interval between vaccines.
In addition, you also need to know that minor illnesses such as low-grade fever, cold cough, mild diarrhea, mild ear infections, are not actually an obstacle to vaccinating children. You can further discuss giving vaccines to your child with his pediatrician.
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