Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sparkle | 2010-03-30


Measles vaccination - 3rd one necessary?

Hi there

My lg is 23 months old. She had the measles vaccination at 9 months and the MMR at 18 months. We just received a letter from her creche stating that DOH is sending a sister to do measles vaccinations, polio drops, Vit A drops and deworming. I don''t want to sign the consent, as I feel she doesn''t need the measles again! She is also up to date with all her Polio vacs. They are making a bit of a fuss, and say this measles outbreak is really dangerous and my lg MUST be vaccinated again. What do you think? The MMR was 5 months ago - isn''t it unnecessary?
I''d rather give her the Flu (incl H1N1) vaccination!
Please advise,

Best wishes,

Expert's Reply



Your little girl does not need another measles vaccination now. She is regarded as being immunised against measles.

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