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Posted by: Zet | 2007/03/09

baby vaccinations

My toodler is due for his 18 month vaccinations but I also want to do the meningitus on. Can I do both at the same time?

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Dear Zet
yes you can - just be ready with some Ponstan as he may feel a bit under the weather with all of the vaccinations.
The preferred vaccination programme:
The first hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine before leaving the hospital;
At two months, the second Hep B vaccine; the combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV); the first haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine ( meningitis); and the pneumococcal vaccine (PCV);
At four months, the second DTaP shot; the second IPV vaccine; the second Hib vaccine; and the second PCV vaccine;
At six months, the third DTaP; the third Hib vaccine; and the third PCV vaccine;
At 12 months, the first measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, normally combined in one shot; along with a varicella vaccine to prevent chicken pox;
The 15-month vaccines are the third Hep B vaccine, and the fourth Hib and PCV vaccines;
At 18 months, the fourth DTaP vaccine, along with the third IPV vaccine.

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