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am i putting dd or anyone else at risk by delaying vaccinations?

(5 Posts)
olivo Tue 02-Oct-07 19:25:41

i have cocked up a bit with the vaccinations dd should have and when. she hasn't had her 12 mo hib and meningitis. she's now 13 mo and i've booked it for a couple of weeks time. we'll leave it 1 mo after that before she has the pneumococcal (should have been with mmr but dont want her to have all at once) and then she probably wont get mmr till after christmas, when she'll be 16mo +

will i be putting her or anyone else at an unneccessary risk by delaying them a bit like this?

melontum Tue 02-Oct-07 19:31:15

Speaking as someone who does worry about putting others at risk... I didn't bother getting MMR until mine were 16-17 months because I heard immunity was more likely to take by leaving it that bit later. I also wouldn't worry if I were you.... Just get on with them as soon as you can. Just mho, but I think you've put your own child at risk more than anything else.

Tartanmam Tue 02-Oct-07 19:43:33

If she'd had a bug or something at twelve months then you'd be on pretty much the same schedule as you are now - and mmr used to be given at 18 months so she'll stil be earlier than babies that had it a few years ago.

olivo Tue 02-Oct-07 20:43:36

good point, hadnt thought of that. not sure how i'm meant to remember all these things, it was only when i looked at booking her mmr, i realised that she has to have the others as well! they sent me a letter months ago, obviously assuming i'd remember as it got to the right time. the dr didnt seem overly concerned, it was him who said make sure they're a a month apart.

TotalChaos Tue 02-Oct-07 20:44:49

I think a few months are neither here nor there. DS wasn't MMRed till about 15 months anyway.

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