Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2010/06/11

Q.

Prevenar

Hi doctor - my son was born in Feb 2008 and he had his 3 Prevenar vaccination shots before he was one year old. By accident we forgot about the 4th one - he is now 2.5 years old and was very traumatised by the last Hepatitis vaccination he had - should we give him the last Prevenar now? Is it worth the trauma? Apparently the state is only giving 3 shots of Prevenar these days.

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Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are welcome. Your son does not need the Prevenar booster now. He received the most important course of 3 injections in his first year.

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