TT Immunization Requirements Before Marriage?
Morning, I want to ask.rnWhen I got married, I did the TT immunization at the puskesmas because to qualify for the KUA, the puskesmas said I had to do the TT2 immunization again, which is 1 month after the TT1. But my friend’s pre-wedding immunization only 1x and even then at the midwife. What I want to ask is whether it has to be up to 2x? And will it not affect my uterus and fertility?rnThank you, please help.
Hello Dini, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
The World Health Organization (WHO) actually recommends giving TT immunization to all pregnant women who mainly live in countries that have a high risk of tetanus infection (such as Indonesia). The TT immunization is intended to prevent the occurrence of tetanus infection in the mother and baby at the time of delivery. WHO itself recommends giving TT immunization 5 times with the immunization schedule as follows:
ST1 : The first time a pregnant woman comes for a check-up
TT2: at least 4 weeks after TT1
TT3: at least 6 months after TT2, or during a subsequent pregnancy
TT4: at least 1 year after TT3, or during a subsequent pregnancy
TT5: at least 1 year after TT4, or during the next pregnancy
The purpose of giving immunizations up to 5 times is so that the woman gets protection against tetanus until she is past her reproductive age (until menopause) and even longer.
Giving the TT injection only once will not provide significant protection against tetanus. The second TT injection will provide 1-3 years of protection, the third TT injection will provide protection for up to 5 years, the fourth TT injection will provide protection for up to 10 years, and the fifth TT injection can provide protection beyond the reproductive age or beyond. more. Giving TT immunization will not affect your uterus and fertility.
In your case, the second TT injection should indeed be done 1 month after the first TT injection because giving a TT injection only once will not provide significant protection for you. Giving a second TT injection will ensure you get protection against tetanus for up to 1-3 years. When you are pregnant, you will most likely be recommended to have another TT injection.
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
dr. Irna Cecilia