Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sherry | 2012-07-05

Q.

Baby''s vaccinations

Hi there 

My baby girl was born on the 15 February 2012. At 6 weeks I took her to a private clinic sister who gave her, her injections, all except Pentaxim and the Roti-drops (spelling) as she did not have stock.

At 10 weeks I took her for her vaccinations at the local clinic and I asked them about the missed injection and the drops. They too did not have stock and I was told to keep on phoning until they had stock, which I continued to do.

At her 14 week vaccinations, the clinic told me they had stock but because she was having this same vaccination at 14 weeks, I had to come back but did not tell me when.

Now according to the vaccination schedule she is only due for vaccinations again at 9 months, she is now 20 weeks old.

Do I have to go and her vaccinated for the one''s she missed? If so when should I take her?

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby girl must have three Pentaxim vaccinations and she should have the Rotavirus drops as well The Rotavirus drops are not usually given after 6 months so she must have these as soon as possible. At 9 months she is due for her measles immunisation.

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