Childhood Diseases

21 February 2011

Vaccination: one to two

Your child needs vaccinations at 15 months and 18 months.


15 months: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). This vaccine is optional.
18 months: OPV4 (oral polio vaccine); DPT4 (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus); Measles 2 (or MMR).

Learn more about:
why your child should be vaccinated
the different types of vaccines.

(Ilse Pauw, Health24)


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Prof Eugene Weinberg worked in the Paediatrics Department of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital for many years. He is presently a paediatric allergist at the Allergy Diagnostic Unit of the UCT Lung Institute in Mowbray.

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