Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Basani | 2010/04/22



My son is 23 months old, he has been given avaxim imunisation at 12 months. Another sister at the clinic mistakenly gave another dose at 21 months instead of varilrix. my son is now developing wounds, i want to know if it is caused by the incorrect dose and what are the health risks of the double dose?

Expert's Reply



Avaxim is the hepatitis A immunization.It should be given at 12 months and again at 18 months. If your son had his second dose at 21 months instead of 18 months then this is quite in order and there is no need for concern. This vaccine is not responsible for your son developing sores. It is more likely that these sores are due to a skin infection called impetigo which commonly occurs in young chldren especially those who frequently come into contact with other children.

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