Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2010/04/15

Q.

Vaxination Campaign

My daughter is 7 years old. On 30 September last year she had the polio and measles vaxination. Is it really necessary for her to be vaxinated again? Is it safe to be vaxinated twice in such a short period? My 3 year old had his MMR when he was 18 months. Must he also now be vaxinated again for measles?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your 7 year old daughter should be adequately protected against measles. Your 3 year old would benefit from a booster vaccination against measles now.

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