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To be confused about pre school jabs?

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Slightlyneuroricnat Tue 11-Mar-14 19:25:19

My daughter is due to have hers next week and my sister who has a daughter the same age had hers today.
Apparently they do the mmr one day and the rest next week, so one jab each time.
My doctors didnt offer this and it was just put to us to have it done at the same time.
Is there any reason why she would benefit from having them done a week apart?
She also mentioned they offered her 2 year old the mmr booster today which she had, which confused me more as in the red book / online it says between 3 years 4 months and 5 years

NewMummee Tue 11-Mar-14 19:29:04

They have given it together for a while now, maybe just they particular surgery or nurse does it that way

TheRealAmandaClarke Tue 11-Mar-14 19:43:04

The second mmr (not, technically a booster) can be given any time from 3 months after the first.
Most Trusts offer it with or just prior to the PSB. This seems to improve uptake.
Our surgery nurse gives it before the PSB at about 3.5.
The mmr does hurt so maybe they think compliance from a preschooler will be better with a separate jab.

Slightlyneuroricnat Tue 11-Mar-14 20:24:10

So it's normal practice for the mmr and " pre schooler Jabs " to be given at 2 rather than between 3 and 5?

NewMummee Tue 11-Mar-14 20:33:04

No it should be 3 yrs and 4 months for preschool booster and mmr2

Musicaltheatremum Tue 11-Mar-14 20:35:25

No, pre school jabs given between 3 and 5 (usually around 4) together with the MMR. MMR can be given earlier but easier to give all together as 4 year olds will hate coming back for second jab.

Andro Tue 11-Mar-14 21:39:45

Is there any reason why she would benefit from having them done a week apart?

If anything goes wrong you at least know which jab is responsible and can make decisions based on that, when 2 jabs are given at the same time tracking a serious adverse reaction is a nightmare.

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