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ds (4) has to go fro another jab - whats this then

(18 Posts)
FluffyMummy123 Thu 20-Sep-07 21:29:55

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 20-Sep-07 21:34:44

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SlightlyMadSweden Thu 20-Sep-07 21:36:00

well what is it and we may be able to help? What does the card say?

FluffyMummy123 Thu 20-Sep-07 21:37:18

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ChasingSquirrels Thu 20-Sep-07 21:38:38

HIB?

LadyVictoriaOfCake Thu 20-Sep-07 21:38:39

'flu?

i just booked 4 out of 5 of us for flu jabs in two weeks time.

Lio Thu 20-Sep-07 21:41:27

Same here. ds just about to be 4, appt slip says it's 'to receive protection against Bst HIBMC'. Any the wiser?

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 20-Sep-07 21:43:01

I would guess HIB is Heamophilus Influenzae (a form of Meningitis) and MC is (menC - also meningitis).

It is probably down to a recentish change in the vaccination shedule

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 20-Sep-07 21:43:19

Bst will be Booster

ChasingSquirrels Thu 20-Sep-07 21:43:21

it the new jab that started about 18mo ago, they are rolling out the catch up with the older children getting it last.
new babies get 3 I think, under 1's get 2 and over 1's get 1.
my 19mo just missed the new schedule and had the catchup at 13mo.

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 20-Sep-07 21:44:45

I don't hink it is the brand new one. I thought teh new one was prevenar and they were only playing cath-up with under 2's with that.

They did change the schedule for all the others tho when they brought that it.

gess Thu 20-Sep-07 21:45:14

Its; the hib booster. He's got it because of his birthdate. When they introduced hib they said only one set would be needed, then they found out that whoops it didn't work as well as expected so various children have been boostede at various different ages (they've now introduced a regular hib booster into the vax schedule but he may have missed it depending on when he was born).

gess Thu 20-Sep-07 21:45:42

oh yeah and I think its ditto for men c.

FrannyandZooey Thu 20-Sep-07 21:46:16

We missed the last lot of boosters and just went to catch up

they said "oh it's good you didn't bring him before as he would be having to have another one now" hmm They did the whole thing in one

friends who had the boosters at proper time last year are getting called in for another one. They're not impressed.

gess Thu 20-Sep-07 21:49:26

\link{http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/files/282940hibbooster.pdf|here's the NHS} propoganda information

It;s arisen because they thought that hib given as a baby gave 95% protection. In fact in the first year of life it giives less than 50% by the time a child is 2. Hence the booster.

gess Thu 20-Sep-07 21:49:55

try again

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 20-Sep-07 21:53:39

<I assume Cod is still rummaging thru her paperwork>>>

FluffyMummy123 Thu 20-Sep-07 22:50:33

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