Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009-09-07

Q.

Measles vaccinations

Dear prof
I would like to have my 8 month old twins vaccinated against measles this week - apparently it is OK to do it earlier in an outbreak. Is this correct? In addition, my one twin has been sick since last week with recurrent fevers, we were told is could be swine flu. We started her on Augmentin on Friday as she wasn' t getting better. She is OK now, she had a mild fever yesterday morning but nothing since. Should I wait to immunize her? Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Normally your twins should be 9 months old before giving them the measles vaccination. It is OK to do this a bit earlier such as at 8 months, but your ill twin cannot have the vaccination now.

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