Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009-09-28

Q.

Vaccination schedule?

Dear Doc

My son is 8 months. He had his " birth vaccinations"  in the Netcare hospital, then had infanrix hexa at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. He also had prevenar at 8, 12 and 16 weeks and rotarix at 8 and 12 weeks.

Please will you advise what the next vaccination is, and when I should have this done?

Also, is it true that a doctors prescription is now required before a clinic can administer a vaccination?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is due for his measles vaccination at 9 months. You do not need a doctor's prescription unless you are taking him to a private infant clinic.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009-09-29

Your clinic card should have the vaccination schedule on it. Most baby magazines regularly print both the government and the private vaccination schedule.

No, you don' t need a doctors prescription for vaccinations. Clinic sisters at government clinics, well baby clinics, peadiatrician' s rooms and at chemists can do the vaccinations. Doctors and peadiatricians don' t do the vaccinations though. Just go to the same person who does your baby weighing. At this age you should still be weighing monthly.

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