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    Default Would you do it early?

    So I'm just wondering what you lovely hubbers think on this please? I have my DS who is 3 and due to have his next vaccination for whooping cough when he turns 4, however I read it can be done as early as 3.5. I'm due with bub number 2 right when he turns 3.5. Would you have this vaccination early (at 3.5) to ensure new bub is protected from whooping cough?

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    The schedule says that one and mmr can be given from 3.5 years - my DS was 3.7 when he had his going into winter so check with your GP but it should be fine

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    I would. Especially with a new baby. My eldest is 3yr8mo and he'll be getting his 4yr vax (which can now be given at 3.5yrs) next week. My youngest is getting his 12month vax then so I figured I'd get them then too.

    If you're going to be at the GP with the new baby you may as well get it done at the same time then it's one less thing to remember to do later.

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    Personally I like to get my little peoples vaccinations done early as soon as it's possible as I think it gives them earlier protection from vaccine preventable diseases. Why wait? Also if you aim for them to be done early and something happens they don't become overdue at all.. So yes I would do it early as one less thing to do once ur newborn arrives..

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    Definately! You could vaccinate your LO with the WC vax three times in a row and it would do him no harm.
    The newborn however needs the protection.
    OP when was your last vax? The new protocol is to give to mothers in the third trimester. The transplacental antibody transfer has shown to give the NB the same protection as a 1yr old that has had all its shots.
    Might be something to look into if it's even a while since you have had yours.
    BTW, I'm a nurse vaccinator so if you have any questions i'm happy to answer them.

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    Thanks for the responses! I last had mine done when DS was born so it'll be 3.5 years when bub is born. Does anyone know if DH (who had it at the same time as me) will need another one too?

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    No neither of you will need it. Current guidelines are to have it ever 5yrs for adults when babies are related.
    Interestingly in America they recommend it for every pregnancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    QLD Health offers it (apparently) for every pregnant women in their third trimester.
    That's great! If only NSW would step up!
    NSW offers it to every pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester if EDD is 5 yrs from last vax.

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    Yes I would!

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