Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: babybliss | 2010-11-02

Q.

22 month old - vaccinations

Hi doc,

My daughter has received all her vaccinations excepting the MMR. I was skeptical about giving it after hearing about the possible link with autism. Her pediatrician said that it was okay to vaccinate her when she is 24 months old (she vaccinated her daughter at this age). However, I am feeling a bit guilty and am considering taking her now. Please let me know what you think.
Also, she had all her Prevanar shots as prescribed when she was a baby, however, I have read that another shot after age one is required. Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl should have had her MMR at the age of 15 months. There is no truth in the rumour that the MMR immunisation is associated with autism. She should have the MMR now.She was also due for a booster 6 in 1 and Hepatitis A vaccination at 18 months. The last Prevenar is usually given at 12 months.

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