Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zozo | 2011/03/28

Q.

ASTHMA

Dear Doc
My 5yr old son has asthma. I took him to the clinic (pharmacy) for flu vaccine.When I told the sister that he was admitted for bronchopneuminia last year, she advised bring him for the pneuminia vaccine too.
Is this advisable?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son has already been immunised against the pneumococcus bacteria and it is not necessary to repeat this vaccination.

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