Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lauren | 2011-06-12

Q.

vaccinations

my 2 yr old son had his 15-18month measles injection in january-it was late but he is now on par with his vaccinations, now I see there is another 18month injection-
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis,
Inactivated Polio, Haemophilus Influenza Type B
Hepatitis A,is this new or has it always been here, should i take my son again for this vaccination, and if this is new what are the implications for all the kids that didn''t get this because they are older

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, your son should have had this immunisation plus the Hepatitis A at 18 months. He can still have it now. He was given his first Hepatitis A immunisation at 12 months.

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