Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: wilmott@telkomsa.net | 2010/04/22

Q.

MEASLES VACCINE

My son will be 11years old in a few weeks time, he has had the MMR vaccine, I have spoken to a few folk, one of them a medical doc, and there seems to be a difference in opinion with regard to the measels vaccine.
I understand there is always a risk involved, I don''t particularly want my son to be innoculated, but I have been made to feel that I have to do it because there is a pandemic of measels going around.
Confused. Your comments would be appreciated

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby should have had the measles vaccination at 9 months and not the MMR. The MMR is given at 15 months.
Your baby son does not need another measles immunization now.

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