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Can a vaccination for children be postponed by two days?

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Hello doctor,

My son's 6th month vaccination is due today, but because of travel we will not be able to get it administered until Monday. Please let us know if the vaccination can wait until Monday or should we cancel our travel plans and get the vaccination done tomorrow.

Thanks,
xxx XXXXXXX x
Tue, 8 May 2018 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need not cancel your travel plans

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... Greetings, You need not cancel your travel plans. This is not an emergency you can go ahead with vaccination after coming back from your travel on Monday. Please do not worry about this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow-up: Can a vaccination for children be postponed by two days? 45 minutes later
Hello doctor, thanks for the response. Can you also please tell me what is the maximum time frame until when i can get the vaccination administered?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on vaccination

Detailed Answer:
Hi... kindly get vaccinated within the next week, let it not get postponed more than a week.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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