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Is it fine if a 2year old child receives the vaccine intended at the age of 12 ?

MY 2 year old was given the wrong shot at his Pediatrician s office this morning. Was supposed to get Hep A and got a Meningitis vaccine intended for a 12 year old is there anything to be alarmed about. I know it was approved couple of years ago for younger kids but wondering should I worry?
Mon, 30 Jan 2012
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see vaccines r there forpreventing the diseases from occuring by injection of attenuated /killed organisms/part of organisms ....so in general dont be so anxious ..look for any fever which sometimes follows vaccination... can use calpol syrup for this.... IN C/o more severe states which r usually rare to find consult ur paediatrician for examination of ur child
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