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    Default Vaccinations for developing countries for under 12 month old baby

    Hi all

    We need to travel to India at some stage for DH family to see our new baby (6 weeks). I am not prepared to go without DS being vaccinated at least 80%. So far we have contacted the specialist clinic at the children's hospital and next appointment to see a travel vaccination specialist is in April. My GP mentioned she doesn't think oz will vaccinate babies under 1 year. Does anyone have any knowledge re this? I'm mostly worried about airborne diseases, but I wonder if the vaccination is recommended depending on the timeframe you plan on going? We would go for 1 month max.

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    I have never been in your situation but I would wait until you get crystal clear clarification from a medical profession about what specific immunizations are recommended for India, and whether or not your bub will be old enough to take them.

    I wouldn't take bub overseas unless bub was 100% vaccinated against diseases that were relevant to that particular country. 80% is not good enough in my opinion.

    Hopefully the April appointment will shed some light for you. Good luck.

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    Default Vaccinations for developing countries for under 12 month old baby

    Thanks, children aren't vaccinated here 100% either until a certain age which is why we have 3 lots of jabs for hep b for example. Just to clarify, I'm not going until I have the ok by a paediatrician who specialises in travel medicine and 80% is often the best that can be achieved in any country until the age of 5. I'm interested to find out what advice other people may have been given. I don't even take my baby to the supermarket yet because he's not yet vaccinated! I need to tell my in laws something, no one else in the family will see my point of view unfortunately
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    Sounds like you have it all under control hopefully someone else on BH can provide advice...

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    Subbing ... I can help but dealing with a tantrum ATM.

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    Default Vaccinations for developing countries for under 12 month old baby

    We took dd1 to India at 5mths old. We had given her the BCG vaccination at 3mths as it needs time to increase efficacy.

    Other than that we did zip to her. I'm fully vaccinated and since I was bfing It wasn't an issue. Dd1 was EBF till 6.5mths so I didn't have to worry about food/water for her.

    Just bathe them in boiled water and take insect repellent for deterring mozzies/malaria.

    There is no such thing as a parents room so nappy changes need to be planned somewhat. Take those scented nappy bags to hold them.

    You'll have a fabulous time - India is very welcoming to children and no one is going to tell you off for bfing in public, that your kids are noisy or whatever.

    Pm me if you have specific Qs. It's great you are taking your baby. I honestly wish I could have taken my dd2 but our finances are too tight ATM.

    Oh I'm so jealous! You will eat the yummiest and most delectable food.

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