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Posted by: Hannah | 2008/01/22

Q.

Prevenar vaccination with MMR?

My daughter had the Prevenar vaccination on the same day as her second MMR immunisation. I assumed that the clinic sisters approved the combination of Prevenar with MMR, and did not ask questions. Three weeks later my daughter got very sick, and she was hospitalised for 3 days. Her paediatrician diagnosed her condition as viral encephalitis. I suspected that my daughter’s severe illness was somehow related to her Prevenar vaccination and/or MMR immunisation. However, the paediatrician denied such a posibility. Now, I see that you do not recommend the Prevenar and MMR combination. Should I take the matter further with the clinic who injected my child with the Prevenar vaccination in combination with her MMR immunisation? Who will make them aware that thay made a mistake? I am concerned that the same thing may happen with other children.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The MMR is usually given as a single injection. However I do agree with your paediatrician that it is unlikely that she developed a viral encephalitis as a result of the Prevenar which is a bacterial vacccine or the MMR which does not usually result in this kind of reaction.

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Posted by: Hannah | 2008/01/24

Thank you for your reassurance.

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