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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Carol | 2004/01/22

Q.

MMR

I have just read the vaccine schedule posted on this website. Please can you clarify something - it states that the MMR is optional at 15 months as you may have it at 18 months. However, at 18 months you can have the MMR or measels 2 ..? Can I skip the MMR altogether then? Would that be a wise decsion. Please advise as my daughter is 13 months.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

MMR is not part of the national vaccination schedule, but it is advised for people who can afford it privately. The choice is either MMR (at 15 or 18months) or the state subsidised Measles only booster (at 18months).

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