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    Default Second lot of MMR at 18 months

    I just took DS for his one year jabs and learned that in our area (SW London) they do the second MMR jab at 18 months because there's a history of measles outbreaks here. I did actually just read that MMR is given earlier if you live in an outbreak area, just wasn't expecting to actually be in one of those areas! I know any anxiety I have about the MMR jab is unfounded but just wanted to know if anybody had any articles or knowledge to put my mind completely at ease.

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    Im not knowledgeable as to why it was changed & data on the safety of the 2nd dose being given so much earlier, but juat wanted to say that in australia, the second dose is also given at 18months now. I totally get the anxiety around it - i just reminded myself that it is a positive thing - instead of worrying about 2 doses given by 18months, i thought about how great it is that my dd is fully protected from measles so much earlier.

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    If you want to feel better about it Google image measles. Look through the pictures. You will be begging for it to be done even sooner

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    Oh really? I didn't know that! The two schedules are so different. The national schedule here is second at 3-4 years but apparently in areas of outbreak it's at 18 months. I assume maybe Australia changed it's schedule to help preempt outbreak? That makes me feel better knowing a full country does it earlier.


 

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