Arie Dian Fatmawati*
Department of Pediatrics, Anna Medika Hospital, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author: Arie Dian Fatmawati, Department of Pediatrics, Anna Medika Hospital, Indonesia.
Received: March 30, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020
Background:No study in Indonesia has previously investigated measles antibody levels in children aged 1-4 years by comparing the first and second immunization.
Objectives:We aim to compare the protective measles antibody level after the first and second scheduled immunization..
Method:This cross-sectional study involved six Integrated Service Post (Posyandu) in five Jakarta regions in June-August 2014. Children meeting the inclusion criteria proceeded with measles IgG levels examination. Correlation test assessed the relationship between the second dose of measles immunization and measles antibody levels.
Results:Of 145, 125 subjects (86.2%) reached protective measles antibody levels (≥ 120 mIU/ml). Compared to other age groups, 3-4 years old reported a higher proportion of reaching protective measles antibody levels in 56 subjects (91.8%).
Conclusion:The second scheduled measles immunization provides higher measles antibody levels, with 1.2 times protective levels compared to first-time immunization.
Keywords: Measles Immunization; Measles Antibody Levels; Children Aged 1 - 4 Years
Citation: Arie Dian Fatmawati. “Post-Immunization Measles Antibody Levels in Children Aged 1-4 Years". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.8 (2020): 30-35.
Copyright: © 2020 Arie Dian Fatmawati. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.