My daughter is 18 months old and we visited the doctor's yesterday for the usual wellness check-up. I was very surprised to be told that she needed another dose of MMR as the first one was given too early (exactly 19 days before her first birthday). The reason it was given early was because we were leaving for our summer vacation (which included a trip to Nicaragua), but I was never told that this 2nd dose would be necessary. When I requested more information she went to consult someone else who confirmed that if the child was given the first MMR dose more than 7 days before their 1st birthday then they would need another one as it "would not count". Is that really true?View Thread
This is very helpful information, thank you. I just needed to hear another opinion. We looked it up on the cdc.gov website which said the same thing. I was frustrated that we were not informed properly, that's all. I will contact the doctor and arrange for a second MMR. I do not want to put her through a painful test that will just confirm the necessity for another shot! We are going to emigrate to Sri Lanka in July so it would be good for her to be as protected as possible.
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