Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Caroline Sardinha | 2012/03/14


Vaccine to prevent Bronchitis &  Pneumonia : Government campaign

Hi there,

This message is going around:
If u got kids between 18mnths and 5 yrs, Dischem is giving vaccines to prevent Bronchitis and pneumonia. Normal price R600 but FREE for kids as per government policy ..... Pls pass on

My question is- is it safe and advisable for our children. You just hear about things going wrong with vaccines so just want to be sure.


Expert's Reply



All infants are now given the new Pneumococcal vaccine 13 strain variety immunisation at 2,4 and 6 months and repeated at 12 months.The vaccine is called Prevenar13.This vacccine is given by all state baby clinics.

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Posted by: Jacolize | 2012/04/02

I went to our state clinic yesterday and asked about the vaccine and the nurse told me they are not giving it YET, so when will it be available?

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Posted by: Racoon | 2012/03/14

its Prevenar and has been free since Nov 2010. Its definately worth it!!

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