thread: Immunisation age

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    Immunisation age

    Last time we saw the CHN she mentioned that when I see my GP for my 6w check up I should get Kynan's 1st lot of immunisations done at the same time. However, everything I've seen since says they're done @ 2 months. 6 weeks will be around 6 July, 2 months won't be until 25 July. How accurate does it have to be?

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    Melinda Guest

    I'm not sure exactly how accurate it has to be to be honest, but from memory I recall the nurse saying something about it not being any more than a week or so either way. That's what I did too - I simply did them within a week of the 2m, 4m, 6m etc but as close to the date as I could arrange it.

  3. #3

    Yeah i have heard it is 2mths for the first lot.

    I took lach in for his 1yr ones and was told that was it till he was 4, i knew they didn't do 18mth anymore but they have cut out 2yr as well apparently.

    I forgot to take him in for his follow up prevnar injections though *doh*


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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Carrum Downs VIC

    Hi All,
    When did they cut out the 18 months one. I just had kayne's 12 month lot done and they didnt say anything.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    I'm not sure if it would make any difference Angel, but I guess I would be sticking to the ages that they recommend...though I have been late with a couple of Aidyns (due to him being sick).

    I think its a fairly recent thing - cutting out the 18month immunisations, but my Dr did tell me the same thing at our last appt.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    Thanks everyone Sound like it'll be best to stick to the rec. ages!

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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    Angel, one of the ECHN's told me to just get my 6w checkup done at the same time as the immunisations to save 2 trips!

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    I was told the first lot were @ 2 mths aswell. We had Nicholas done about a week after they were due. (I think)

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Angel - from what my MHCN said, it's the time between the 1st lot at 2 months and 2nd lot at 4 months that is important as it is the same vaccinations, it needs 8 weeks between them, so getting them done at 6 weeks wouldn't matter I think.