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    Default Chicken Pox vaccine early?

    Has anyone has their little one immunised for varicella early?

    DS is 14.5 months and chicken pox cases have been reported at DD's school. I also work in local schools and he goes to daycare. He's picking up everything at the moment and hasn't been 100% well for 4 weeks straight.

    I know in Canada it is scheduled for 15 months. Has anyone gotten it that early here?

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    I dont think you can have it early here anymore because it is now combined with the MMR and given at 18 months instead of 4yrs? I could be wrong though, that's what I thought my GP said to me at DS3's 12 month needles...

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    Not sure about CP. But with Whooping cough it was going round so bad that the twins had to have it at 2 weeks corrected age. Regarding that vaccine, there is no ill effects from giving it to them early vs on time - it's just the way the schedule works.

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    I think the thing with having the MMRV early is because it would be within 6 months of the last shot, which means they will require another booster for it rather than the 18m one being the lasy one...

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    When did they introduce a 2nd MMR at 18 months? I just checked my (WA) book and it only has varicella at 18m. I know that's all DD had.

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    It must have been last year - my 3 year old just missed out so still have to have it at 4.


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    When did they introduce a 2nd MMR at 18 months? I just checked my (WA) book and it only has varicella at 18m. I know that's all DD had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    When did they introduce a 2nd MMR at 18 months? I just checked my (WA) book and it only has varicella at 18m. I know that's all DD had.
    Your DS is june 2013 hey? My son is too, my older 2 only had the varicella at 18m but the schedule here in qld at least has changed, but it hasnt changed in his health record book...

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    Yep i got it early for my DS. You can pay to get it. In fact they recommend 2 doses for full protection but only 1 is funded free on the schedule. (Im an immunisation nurse)..

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    Why won't they fund the second? It's not as if it isn't needed, I know 3 kids who have recently got the CP even though they are up to date with their vaxxes.

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    Yep i got it early for my DS. You can pay to get it. In fact they recommend 2 doses for full protection but only 1 is funded free on the schedule. (Im an immunisation nurse)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Why won't they fund the second? It's not as if it isn't needed, I know 3 kids who have recently got the CP even though they are up to date with their vaxxes.
    Yeah, I suspect DD had a mild case too (2 spots, couldn't get in to the Dr. to check before they were pretty much gone).

    Thanks everyone for the info. I'll bring it up with my GP next visit.


 

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