The Time And Benefits Of Tetanus Injection For Women?

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Hello, I want to ask about TT injection. I am married and have one child, I have injected TT once before marriage, after that, never again, even when I was pregnant, I never injected TT until my child was born and is now 5 months old … which I want to ask what is the impact on my baby. and may I start TT injections now again … I just found out that TT injections are important …

1 Answer:

Hi Laila,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

TT (tetanus toxoid) injections are important for their active protection against Clostridium tetani infection (the cause of tetanus). TT injection is recommended for all women of childbearing age (WUS), that is, in the age range of 15 to 39 years, including brides and pregnant women. TT injections before and during pregnancy are also important functions to provide immunity to the fetus so it is not easily infected with tetanus. As is known, the umbilical cord that is not treated properly can be one of the entry points for germs that cause tetanus which can be dangerous for babies.

Your history of getting a TT injection before marriage can actually provide you with protection against tetanus. However, to get more optimal protection, it is recommended to get a repeat TT injection of up to 5 times (TT1 to TT5). with a time span that varies between each injection, namely:

TT1 is given as an initial protection measure against tetanus TT2 is given 4 weeks after TT1, provides 3 years protection against tetanus TT3 is given 6 months after TT2, provides 5 years protection against tetanus TT4 is given 12 months after TT3, provides 10 years protection against tetanus TT5 is given 12 months after TT4, provides 25 years of protection against tetanus In general, if your baby does not currently have any complaints, chances are that the condition is not dangerous. However, you should indeed undergo a complete TT injection. There is no specific prohibition for breastfeeding mothers to undergo TT injections, as long as you do not experience a history of severe allergies (anaphylaxis) to the vaccine component given and also do not experience severe immunity disorders. Consult directly with the doctor at the nearest health facility in this regard.

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