Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mel | 2008/09/25


another question re: MMR

My son has been for his MMR injection a couple months ago.
He apparently needs to have his booster injection (which he can get free at the clinic) before the age of 2yrs old.
The sister at the clinic told me I can wait a little while longer with that one, due to the fact that he has had febrile convulsions before from high temperature. And children with this history should rather wait to have the booster.

Please could you tell me if this is true and how come the booster affects them more than the MMR itself.
He will be 2 in a week or so. How impritant is this to have done before the age of 2 and what is the reason for this.

Thanks a lot

Expert's Reply



I am not aware of any recommendation regarding a second MMR at 2 years.Your son was supposed to have his measles immunisations at 9 and 15 months. The booster is at 5 years.

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