I'm not looking for a pro-vax / anti-vax debate, I have already made up my mind that DD will be fully vaccinated.
My DD is due for her 12 month vaccinations in just under 6 weeks - she needs an extra prevenar as she is in the "medically at risk" category from being so prem and also needs an extra Hep B as she did not get the one at birth.
So by my count that makes it 4 or 5 needles all up. Would you get them done in one go? Or would you spread them out over two visits? I know I wouldn't like a needle in both arms and legs on one day :-(
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08-04-2013 07:44 #1
12 month immunisations with extra Hep B and extra prevenar WWYD?
08-04-2013 07:46 #2Senior Member
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I would spread it out personally. Dd was the worst at her 12m shots
08-04-2013 08:45 #3
I wouldn't get them done in one go, no. I've always spread DS's immunizations. I think it's a lot for their little immune systems to take on. If the GP asks you why you want to spread them out, just tell them that's what you're comfortable with and that's that. They can't say no.
08-04-2013 08:47 #4
I'm thinking of spreading dd's and that is only 3, if there were any more I definitely wouldn't hesitate with spreading them
08-04-2013 08:49 #5
Spread them out for sure. My DS2 had to have the prevnar as well and we got it done about a month after his other immunisations
08-04-2013 08:54 #6
I'm very pro vax but yes, I'd spread them out over 2 visits, simply because I think two in one go is painful and traumatic enough! If you'd rather them all in one go and over with, I'd consider forking out for some emla cream to numb the injection sites beforehand.
08-04-2013 09:08 #7
That's a really tough decision. How does your DD react to them (as in does she get grumpy, sick etc)? Is the prevenar a live vaccine? I'm out so can't check.
At the time of getting it done it wouldn't be very nice for her but I wouldn't want to drag the whole process out.
08-04-2013 09:26 #8Senior Member
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If your lo missed their first lot of Hep b, it does not matter. 3 doses is considered fully vaccinated. 4 means you have had an extra does (most kids in Australia get the extra dose, but it isn't needed) As per the NCIRS website
scroll down to the top of page 5.
I would get three in one go. I would rather get it all over with rather than drag it out. You can always put EMLA patches on her arms and legs, that is what I do with my littles ones - and myself when I recently had my pertussis/tetanus vax - it really works!
08-04-2013 11:08 #9Senior Member
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Hi OP, I too have a prem and she turned 1 last month.
We had her normal 12 mth shots and then the nurses and dr recommended to wait 2 weeks to get the "prem" ones done because with the 12mth ones, she could come out with chicken pox symptoms (but not actually have them which is a normal reaction) and that way it wouldn't interfere with knowing if she was having any other type of reaction (due to having so many shots at once).
Luckily DD was fine and had no dramas from either the 12 mth ones or her extra ones.
08-04-2013 15:03 #10
Thank you, everyone!
Beebs thank you very much for the link - the Hep B one is really doing my head in because your link corresponds to some of the advice, but then the clinic where I got DD's earlier vaccinations said that another one was worthwhile because immunisations can be ineffective when given to such small bubs. TBH I thought that was far fetched as then it wouldn't just be Hep B, it would be all the 2 month ones that she'd need a catch up on.
I think I will spread them out - DD seems to handle them fairly well so I don't think there will be too much trauma in taking her in a second time.
Now on to more exciting things to plan... like her first birthday!
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