Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NWH | 2012-10-23

Q.

6-in-1 vaccine

Hi

My baby is now 13 weeks old. She had her first dose of the 6-in-1 vaccine at 8 weeks and a dose of Prevenar at 11 weeks (both at private clinics).

I am thinking of giving her the Govt 5-in-1 + Hep vaccine (second dose) instead of the second dose of the 6-in-1 vaccine. I would just like to find out whether this is possible and, if so, when should I take her for the 5-in-1 + Hep vaccine.

Also, is there any difference between Govt and private vaccines? If I remember correctly, the sister at the private clinic mentioned some of the vaccines are administered at slightly different times.

Thanks
Nadine

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You can certainly continue with your baby's vaccinations at a State clinic. She will need 2 more of the 5 in 1 plus Hepatitis B vaccinations, plus 2 more pneumococcal vaccinations.The quality of the vaccinations given at state clinics is excellent. The usual times for the first 3 immunisations given to infants is at 2 months, 3 months and 4 months.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-10-24

I use the state vaccines because they''re cheaper, but then I do the extra vaccines from the private schedule as well - such as the hepatitus A, chicken pox, MMR.

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