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Baby given MenB injection at the wrong time

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sarah00001 Thu 05-Nov-15 09:23:31

Hi, my daughter was given the Meningitis B vaccine at 8 weeks and 16 weeks. I learnt yesterday however that she should have had it at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. This meant that at 12 weeks she had both the MenC and MenB vaccines. Apparently the nurse has been doing this with all babies.

I'm worried in case this could potentially cause problems for my daughter. I have emailed the surgery, but it could be a while before I get a response. Does anyone know if this could be a problem?

Many thanks, Sarah

sarah00001 Thu 05-Nov-15 09:24:59

Sorry I made a mistake, I should have said that my daughter was given the MenB vaccine at 8 weeks and 12 weeks and she should have had it at 8 weeks and 16 weeks. Sorry for the confusion!

SweetAdeline Thu 05-Nov-15 09:25:56

I don't think this matters too much (except that she could have been protected four weeks earlier). It's a minimum of 4 weeks between doses so 8 weeks would be fine.

Pythonesque Mon 09-Nov-15 11:04:15

The schedules have become a lot more complicated over the last 10 years. While some vaccines have to be spaced by certain amounts or can't be combined for various reasons, the main determinant of which are given when is practicality as they have tried to balance how many injections at one time, and how many separate sets, while giving children the protections they most need before they need them.

pinkie1982 Thu 12-Nov-15 09:59:34

My son had it at 16&20 weeks as they didn't want to do it at 8w as he was prem and then they couldn't get him in for 8 weeks for the next lot of jabs. He was really poorly after his third lot although dr said it was viral and just came on at the same time as the jabs

sarah00001 Thu 12-Nov-15 22:47:50

Thank you all for your responses. My main concern is that my daughter received MenB and MenC at the same time when they are meant to be given separately. Although she doesn't seem to have suffered any negative effects, my worry is whether there could be any long term effects. I'm sure I'm worrying unnecessarily, but I'm just a bit upset that this has happened.

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