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Is PCV 13 vaccination necessary for a 8 month child? If so where to get it free of cost? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Good eve
User:I hv a child 8 months old
User:doctor has suggested for PCV 13 vaccination
User:I wanted to know whether it is realy neccessary ?
User:bcoz its quite costly
User:4 doses of 4100 bugs
Doctor:You donot have to
Doctor:You can ask for a cheaper version of the medicine
User:its PCV 10
User:which costs 2300 bugs each n 4 doses
Doctor:You can check with the government hospital....I think the cheaper one is available for free there.
Doctor:But you need to check with them
Doctor:If it is not available, then you may buy the cheaper one.
User:thank you
Doctor:Actually it is good if you get it for your baby.
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:It protects against some serious infections
User:for ur suggestions
Doctor:Did I answer your query?
User:yes doctor sais so
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes ofcourse
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