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If you had single measles vaccs, what did you do about a booster?

(5 Posts)
Herecomesthesciencebint Fri 22-Aug-08 20:39:38

This is is for my friend. Her DS is 3.6 and she was told by the clinic who did the original measles vaccs that he doesnt need a booster.

Is that the case?

thisisyesterday Fri 22-Aug-08 20:45:06

he would need a test for immunity to know whether or not he needed it surely?

Herecomesthesciencebint Fri 22-Aug-08 22:16:32

but thought the immunity test isnt actually useful in these cases?
anyway, the clinic told her no it isnt neded and she hasnt ben offered an immunity test.

thisisyesterday Sat 23-Aug-08 20:21:25

but you said "is that the case?"

I am saying, that they would have no way of knowing whether or not it was the case, because they have no idea how he well he has taken the vaccine and whether or not he is immune.

so they would need to test for it to be able to say with any degree of certainty whether he did or did not need a booster

barey Sat 23-Aug-08 20:32:27

DS is 3.8 and he had single measles vaccine. Clinic where he had it recommended that he have the MMR booster as autism manifests itself at around age where initial vaccine is given and not usually this late, also the 3 in 1 vaccine appears to be safe. She also mentioned that at 4 children don't like vaccinations so is more traumatic for them if they have to have all 3 separately. But to test his immunity he would need to have a blood test

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