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Time gap for two vaccinations in children. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   my kid is just 2 years 2 months i had given her Heptatis A first dose and the second dose will be given this week is there any problem for delay
Doctor :   Are you sure it is Hepatitis A
Doctor :   Or Hepatitis B
User :   yes
User :   no doctor hep A
Doctor :   Do you want to delay the vaccination
User :   no doctor this week we will be giving it
Doctor :   So why do you worry about it delay is it more than the schedule
User :   as per the chart both the dose should have finished by 1 and half years but there was some goof up in the hospital side that is why it got delayed because of other injections has to be given
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But when was the first dose given
User :   i dont remember the date but that was on schedule
User :   so my question is no problem if i give by this week ??
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   Usually the vaccine is given in two
Doctor :   doses atleast one month apart
Doctor :   But 6 to 18 months gap is also recommended by WHo
User :   ok doctor thank you for your precious time and clearing my doubts
User :   i have one more small query
Doctor :   THis time you can ask but next time when you log in please come up with only one query
Doctor :   We have heavy traffic of patients
Doctor :   SO addressing only one query at a time
User :   my daughter fell from the dewan this morning and there is a deep cut in her lower lip , i think the teeth might have cut can you sgguest some medicine
Doctor :   Is the cut inside or outside
User :   lower lip outside
Doctor :   If it is deep
Doctor :   I would say you take to the hospital
User :   ok
Doctor :   They will apply a gel
User :   there is no bleeding
User :   the bleeding has stopped
Doctor :   so the gap is filled
User :   no doc
Doctor :   and no scarf forms
User :   no doc
Doctor :   The children cuts or injuries are better addressed by physical examination
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   SO i would suggest to see the doc for assessment
Doctor :   Ok bye
User :   ok
User :   thanks you
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