Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Refilwe | 2009/08/24

Q.

Ear infection

My son (16months) had a prevenar imunisation from 8 months three times and he had 2 ear infections afterwards, I thought imunising him for that would prevent it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The Prevenar immunisation will protect your baby against infection with a bacteria called pneumococcus, but there are other bacteria and viruses that can cause ear infections.This is probably the case with your little son.

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