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MenB catch up programme

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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?

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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.


TestingTestingWonTooFree · 01/09/2015 11:28

It does seem a bit silly to do a half arsed job of it, but the alternative might be to say she gets nothing. I'm paying for all 3 as my baby's too old.


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.


bringmelaughter · 01/09/2015 12:13

Ah I've just thread and she'll be 4 months not 6. The bexsero information States 2 vaccinations from 6 months but 3 are needed in babies under 6 months. Have you queried this with the practice manager?


PolShelby · 01/09/2015 12:20

At least you're eligible - my DD was born the day before the cut off date and that's only because the hospital changed the date of my ELCS the week before she was born! So it looks like I'll have to pay for all 3 doses Sad


coconutpie · 01/09/2015 12:23

Infants 6mo need 2 doses plus a booster (3 jabs in total).

The booster seems to be forgotten about which is just as important.


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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