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The recommended HepB vaccine schedule is just 3 doses given at birth, 1-2 months, and then a final dose at 6-18 months. There is no booster or second round for HepB. Hepatitis A is given in 2 doses beginning at a year of age and completed by 2.
Here is the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) dose schedule for all vaccines:
Are the standards different in the US then Canada
the school sent home the vacination request -
How old is he?
so based on your answer I will turn down a second set of vaccinations and give them a copy of his completed immunization record so they can see he has had them
And what province do you live in?
he is 12, he will be 13 in Nov
The meningococcal vaccine was alos offered and isn`t listed on his completetion record - is it in any combined US vaccinesÉ
It is recommended and given at 11-12 and is not a part of any other vaccine.
okay then I will say no to Hep B and yes to Meningococcal
thank you very much for the help
The Canadian and Ontario schedules are really not different than ours but each province seems to have a different twist for some reason. His HepB is up to date and should not be repeated.
I appreciate your time, thank you Dr Clark
You are quite welcome and here is the Canadian schedule: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/ptimprog-progimpt/table-1-eng.php
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