The Impact Of Babies Who Receive Polio Immunization Repeatedly?
,,, my son is now 3.5 months old. Yesterday the immunization got 2 and polio 2. If I remember polio it should have been polio 3. But because the immunization card was polio, which 2 months ago the midwife forgot to write down. So the new polio is polio 2 again. So polio 2 is double. This month is the same as last month. Do you think it’s dangerous?
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Polio immunization is given to protect the body from polio infection (poliomyelitis), which is a viral infection that can cause permanent disability or paralysis, and even death. This disease can be transmitted easily through contact with fluids that come out of the patient's nose, mouth and feces.
Polio immunization is one part of the mandatory immunization programmed by the government. This immunization is available in 2 types, namely OPV (oral polio vaccine) and IPV (inactivated polio vaccine). Chances are, what you mean is OPV.
For toddlers, OPV is given 4 times, namely at the age of the baby 2 months, 4 months, and between 6 to 18 months. Each vaccine given during this immunization actually contains the same content, namely the weakened polio virus. So, polio 2 and polio 3 are done by dripping the same vaccine substance, only the names are different so that it makes it easier for parents to remember.
Therefore, there is nothing to worry about your child's condition. It's just that you should inform the health worker where your baby gets immunized to complete the immunization data your baby has had before. Thus, the risk of giving multiple immunizations or missing immunizations can be avoided in the future.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah