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Is DS2 too young at 3.3 to have his MMR booster? (No anti-vaxers please)

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scampadoodle Tue 25-Sep-07 22:44:34

There's a measles outbreak in our area & DS2 hasn't had his booster yet. I rang the surgery & they said he can have it from from next month - the limit is from 3yrs 4mths. I'm just uncertain because he'll be right at that limit; DS1 was 4 when he had his. Neither of them has ever had any bad reaction to vaccinations, & I really don't want DS2 to get measles!

TheBlonde Wed 26-Sep-07 09:45:35

There has to be a gap between them
Can't recall what it is

When did he have his first one?

Mine had it at around 14 mths. He is now 2.5 and they are already hassling me to get the booster

I think you should be fine to have it early

Seona1973 Wed 26-Sep-07 10:23:07

the pre-school vaccination is not a booster as such - it just catches the 5-10% of children that didnt get immunity the first time. Your lo may very well have immunity from the first jab anyway. If the limit is 3years 4 months then it must be ok to have it at that age so your lo should be fine.

belgo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:25:00

speak to your GP and voice your concerns about the measels outbreak. Then follow the GP's advice.

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:25:49

There was a similar thread to this yesterday/ The second MMR can be given very close after the second - from about 18 months old.

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:27:04

More info here

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:27:48

Just need at least 4 weeks between doses, and second should be given after 18 months.

Nemo2007 Wed 26-Sep-07 10:28:36

should be ok, DS had hisat 3.4yrs and he had first one at 12mhs

harleyd Wed 26-Sep-07 10:31:36

im just wondering why we get ours later here. mine all got first one at 18months and booster at 4.

i think you should take the advice of the doctor and go ahead and get it done

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:33:38

DD had her first one at 13 months. Second one was with the pre school boosters, at about 4yo.

Nemo2007 Wed 26-Sep-07 10:36:15

its usually done at 4 here but I asked HV ass eh was coming out to do DD1s mmr and dd2s injections would she do Ds and she said it was fine as he had left enough time between the two.

scampadoodle Wed 26-Sep-07 12:05:07

Thanks everyone. Yes, Hulababy, that govt website makes it pretty clear...I'll go ahead & get it done. (Though I so hate taking them for jabs; feel like such a traitor!)

harman Wed 26-Sep-07 12:07:30

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