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Vandana

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Feb 04, 2013

hi!my son is 3 + n his doc has given him a pneumonia vaccine that was around 4 k. n his doc said he ll give one more shot of pneumonia vaccine that ll cost around rs1200. My problem is i asked two other doc about the vaccine n one of them said that after giving that 4k vaccine there is no need for the other one. n the other doc said that u have to give that vaccine again when ur son is 4. 5 now i got three differnt opinion from three different doc about the same vaccine n i m very much confused.

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Vandana

| Feb 08, 2013

hi doc!my son got the shot of prevenar only but his doc said we should also give him pneumo-23after two month

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Dr Vaneet Parmar

| Feb 08, 2013

At the age of 3. 5 years , the child only gets one pneumonia vaccine - Prevenar. The one costing 1200/- must be some other one and not Prevenar. There is only one vaccine available for Pneumonia in the Indian market Prevenar or Synflorix. Can you confirm which vaccine the doctors have prescribed for your child?

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Payal

| Feb 06, 2013

If it is a booster, it is probably essential. Also, it might be better too go by your original doctors advise since he is the one who gave the 4k vaccine.

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Promita Bhowmick

| Feb 06, 2013

My son has been given 2 shots of 4k each and it was recommended by his pead. It absolutely and important too.

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Vandana

| Feb 05, 2013

hi payal.. actually the problem is one doc said i should give the rs4k vaccine n the other one said i should give the rs1200 vaccine. i think the 4k one is a booster.. so m still confused

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Payal

| Feb 05, 2013

Actually you have two opinions. Two doctors said you have to, one said you need not. You probably would want to go with the majority. Just ask your original pediatrician when you need to give the second shot.

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