When Is The Right Time For Polio Immunization In Infants Aged 2 Weeks.?
my child is now 2 weeks old when he was born yet. got polio immunization so my child can get polio immunization
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Polio immunization is intended to give children active immunity to the polio virus, which generally enters through food or drink contaminated with feces of other polio sufferers. Based on the symptoms, polio can be categorized into 3, namely non-paralysis polio, polio paralysis, and post-polio syndrome. Not infrequently, people with polio actually do not realize that they have been infected with the polio virus. Therefore, prevention is a very important effort to do, one of which is by giving children complete immunizations.
Based on the latest guidelines from the latest IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), polio immunization is recommended to be given 4 times, namely polio 0 (at age 0 to 1 month), polio 1 (at age 2 months), polio 2 (at age 3 month), and polio 3 (at 4 months of age). In order to fulfill the child's immunity against the polio virus, polio boosters can be given at the age of 18 months.
Therefore, seeing the age of your baby who is only 2 weeks old, of course it's never too late. You can take your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician at the nearest health facility now to get polio immunization.
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