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19/04/2013 at 19:47
my sister works in a school in Derby and they have been told that the Wales epidemic is suspected to spread and all the children have had letters advising them to be vaccinated if they havent been so. Is there any risk to under 1's who cant be vaccinated yet? I know that I'm meant to be protecting B by bfeeding but that isnt guaranteed protection is it?
19/04/2013 at 20:01
Well I live in Wales and they won't vaccinate Isaac (8months) as me and his dad are both vaccinated and he isn't travelling to Swansea. They're useless.
ETA - my H works in Swansea all week and we're not far from Swansea really! I don't think theres an immediate risk at all, but better to get B done asap if you can.
19/04/2013 at 20:06
If there's confirmed cases then they will vaccinate early if the risk is high but they would need an extra mmr later as they don't keep immunity under a certain age, so I'm
Not sure but instead if the 2 injections there would be 3 iyswim
19/04/2013 at 20:09
Thanks ladies. h doesn't know if he has been vaccinated so is going to call his drs on Monday to see, are they vaccinating adults who haven't had it? I don't want him to risk bringing it home!
19/04/2013 at 20:17
My friends live near Swansea and have a 9 month old. My friend has been vaccinated but her H hasn't - the 3 of them went to a drop-in cliinic and got the vaccination (my friend got a booster). Their baby is getting 3 vaccines instead of 2. I'm sure they're still running drop in clinics in the area McSquirtle, as they want as many people as possible to get vaccinated. x
19/04/2013 at 20:26
Hiya, we're in Swansea. It's very scary here at the mo! C got the jab at 11 months and will be going back next week for the pre school booster as they want as many kiddies to have both jabs to protect them as much as possible. I actually rang the Heath visitor and they advised me to avoid playgroups and softplay and book him in for the jab.
Oh my friends little girl had here at 8 months btw x
20/04/2013 at 13:16
As CP says, they can have it before 12 months but the immunity does last so they would still need to have it at 12 months and a pre-school booster. I imagine there is a real concern that they will run out of vaccines so they are limiting to those most at risk. If you child has been known to be exposed to measles they will vaccinate them immediately and should still protect them. I think a lot of it depends on your GP and how strict they are being. My friend's lo was allowed to have it at 6 months as they are going on holiday to south wales.
I *think* you can't have the MMR under 6 months but there is a individual Measles vaccine they can have before then. If you are really worried i would call the GP or you could pay to have it done privately i guess. x
20/04/2013 at 13:39
Thanks. at least it sounds like they are not sitting ducks! We don't have any in our area, I'm just panicking in advance!
20/04/2013 at 20:07
I was having a read up on this earlier today as we're going to South Wales (Tenby) for our holiday in August, when L will be 7 months. Babies will have inherited a certain level of resistance from you up to about 6 months. MIL has said to us that we don't have to go on holiday with them due to the epidemic there, I'll have to make the decision closer to the time as things will change.
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