Double shots of MRR and Measles in less than 24 hours.
My Kid was given MMR Vaccine at 8PM last night. Today, the school mistakenly gave him another shot of Measles at 11PM with a difference of only 20 hrs. He is 8 and half years old.
Is there anything to be worried about?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
MMR vaccine is a live attenuated virus vaccine and usually given at 9 months of age.
However, it can be given if not given earlier to imbibe active immunity in the child but later the dose is given the greater the immunity reaction and can be accompanied with fever and mild flu symptoms.
With the double dose, it simply means double dose of antigens and the body may react to it more severely with high-grade fever, often rash and body ache. This can be managed symptomatically at home by maintaining good hydration, electrolyte level and fever under control with antipyretics like Paracetamol. However, if the fever crosses 101-102 degree Fahrenheit, then a visit to the physician is a must and he should be placed under medical care for 24-48 hrs.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing your son good health,
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