MenB catch up programme
CatsAndCocktails · 01/09/2015 08:34
My DD was born in May and has already had her 8 and 12 week vaccinations. However, she is eligible for the MenB catch up and as a result can have two vaccinations (at 4 and 12 months) against it but not the recommended three. This means she won't be vaccinated against MenB despite babies being at most risk. Surely IANBU to think that if a baby is eligible for a vaccination it should be the entire course so that they are protected?
arethereanyleftatall · 01/09/2015 11:25
Probably. On the positive side, at least you only have to pay privately for 1 round, rather than the 3 rounds everyone who's babies are a bit older had to pay.
This is an expensive vac which took a long time to be passed by the government, so id just be grateful iiwu.
bringmelaughter · 01/09/2015 11:36
She will only need two to be protected, that is why 2 are offered for the catch up programme for this age group. Why do you think they would offer 2 injections as a catch up if it didn't offer full protection for this age group? You need to discuss with your GP practice if you're confused.
CatsAndCocktails · 01/09/2015 13:30
I should say that I am grateful that she is eligible for the catch up but I just don't understand why it isn't the full vaccination that she gets. I called my practice and they advised me to pay privately for another jab so she has the full course, which I will do but it just seems daft.
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