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    Default Measles vaccine

    Dh, myself and our 2 beautiful dd's are booked to go to Bali in July. We have all been before. However with the fairly recent measles outbreak I am a little concerned and want to be prepared. Dd1 will turn 4 when we are there, dd2 will be 27 months.
    I believe that the new 18 month vaccine now includes the measles vaccine, dd2 has had this vaccine, however dd1 is due at her 4 year old immunisation.
    My query is if I get dd1 vaccinated slightly before her 4th birthday how long does immunity "take". I will speak to my gp about my own immunisation status.

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    Generally two weeks is required from vaccination to have a suitable level of immunity.
    Your LO would have already had an MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) at 18 months so she will have some immunity already.
    The new vaccine you mention is only new in the fact that it now combines MMR and chicken pox in one shot where previously you had two shots.
    I'm a vaccinator so fire away if you have any other questions.

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    Thank you so much, I will book dd1's vaccine for 2 weeks before we depart. I am sure we will be fine but don't want to risk it especially with close proximity on planes etc..

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    Good on you for being cautious.
    Enjoy your trip.


 

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