Time For Measles Vaccine If You Have Been Exposed To Measles First?
Afternoon, I want to ask.u003cbr /u003e At the age of 9 months my child was exposed to dabag (Javanese term) or measles medicine after recovering 1 week later my child, I took him to the puskesmas for measles immunization.u003cbr /u003eBut the puskesmas The local government did not provide the immunization because after being exposed to measles, they had to be given a distance of several months. So at the age of 9 months my child has not been immunized against measles until now.u003cbr /u003e The question is at how many months should my child be immunized against measles after being infected at 9 months?u003cbr /u003ethank you
Hello Diny, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus. with symptoms of a red skin rash that appears after 7-14 days of exposure, and lasts for 4-10 days, in children measles is very deadly if not treated. Risk factors that make it easier to get measles are;
Never been vaccinated against measles
Lack of vitamin A
Measles vaccination is a process of entering the attenuated measles virus into the body to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies or immunity against measles. Giving measles immunization when your child is 9 months old, if your child was already exposed to measles before getting measles immunization, there is no need for measles immunization again, because getting measles means that his body has immunity.
If you are still in doubt, consult your pediatrician.
Thank you, hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah