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Conflicting advice re: vaccinations

Post by Isambard » Fri, 23 May 2008 2:34 pm


I've recently arrived in Singapore from the UK with my son who is 7 months old. We've visited health professionals and have been given conflicting advice about vaccinations. Back in the UK prevenar (pneumococcal vaccine) is administered at 2, 4 and 13 months. Here it is administered at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months. One professional has recommended we have another shot now; another has said to stick with the UK regime and have the final shot in 5 months' time.

My question is: Has anyone else had this or a similar expeience and if so, what was the outcome?

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Post by chixchix » Fri, 23 May 2008 3:03 pm

According to my paeditrician at Mount Alvernia. He mentioned that so long as the child is under 5 years old, they just need about 2 doses. But I haven given my kids the vaccination. :?

This vaccination is for baby from 7, 9 and 12 months old (3 doses).
Its better to check with a child specialist for more information.

However, if you feel uncomfortable, you should just follow the UK way to avoid complications and confusion.

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