Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mamma | 2010-04-01


18 months injections

Please advice, my son will be turning 3 this year and he still has not received his 18 months injection - NOT because i have not taken him, just because they have always find a reason NOT to inject him - red throat, runny nose, just came off of antibiotics, i have had him at stork''s nest 5 times for this injection but they refused, apparently the 18 month injection could be very dangerous to give if the immunesystem is low? they also say i have up to the age of 4 to give him this injection?
i certainly do not want to take changes with my child, but is it not to late for this injection?


Expert's Reply



At 18 months children get a 6 in 1 booster and hepatitis A. This means 2 separate injections. It is correct that a child with a cold or is ill should not have the immunizations done on that day, but surely the clinic could have found a time in the past 18 months to give these immunizations. Your son can still have these immunizations done now. He will need another booster at 5 years.

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