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Vaccination Info needed for NZ or Australia

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Chuffed Thu 14-Apr-05 09:42:43

I hope somebody can help. We have made the decision to not give MMR but to do seperate vaccinations due to bowel problems that seem to run in both families. I would like to space out the single vaccines (am in UK at mo) but may have moved back to NZ before they are all done (depends on a variety of things.) I have been informed (not sure how accurate this is though) that even if dd has had measles but not rubella and mumps I would then have to give MMR only in NZ as no other option which would mean double dose of measles and defeat the whole object of not giving it now. (dd 12mths).
The other thing is if I have more children (which I hope to) they will be having their vaccination schedule in NZ and what options do I have from the word go?
Is it possible to have individual vaccines in Australia as we would be willing to fly to Aus from NZ to do this.
I hope somebody has some information that can help.

Chuffed Thu 14-Apr-05 18:07:14

bump for any NZ or Aus early risers

Chuffed Fri 15-Apr-05 06:08:25

bump again - anyone?

bobbybob Fri 15-Apr-05 06:12:21

Never ever seen singles advertised here in NZ, I presume you can't get them.

We have chosen not to give MMR (which is given at 15 months here). Everyone else in my social circle has though (I've not told them we haven't).

Oh, and just to add to your worries, NZ Govt is presently vaccinating every child with MenC.

eidsvold Fri 15-Apr-05 07:19:33

have just moved back to Aus and they advocate the triple MMR. On dd2's vac schedule it lists the triple MMR and they state that it is part of the Australian Standard Vaccination schedule.

I think you can get the single vaccinations in Australia but you have to pay for them. I have not heard anything about the singles. I can't say what the NZ path is. Perhaps you can do a google for vaccinations in NZ.

As you are not aus citizens - it may be very difficult to just fly from NZ to Aus to have it done. Sorry can't be more helpful.

bobbybob Fri 15-Apr-05 08:21:12

Just found this, which seems to say they are not available here.


Chuffed Fri 15-Apr-05 09:04:25

Thanks, may have to fly to Aus, as we lived there in 2000 before they cut off the easy NZ-Aus citizen route we are also Aus citizens so may be able to do it privately if it is possible.

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