December 8, 2010

Pneumococcal vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccine –

Emmett had his 1st shot of Pneumococcal vaccine last Sunday, it is a 10-in-1 vaccine, which cost about RM220.

He will have to come back for his second dose when he reach 2 years old.

His current weight is at 10.2kg.

Eugene had his one and only shot in July 2008, at that time he was already more than 2 years old, so he needs only 1 dose.

It cost RM280 and it was only an 8-in-1 vaccine.

The week before his jab, Eugene had a very bad fever with ulcers in his mouth. For 4 days, he couldn't take in any food or milk, he only takes chrysanthemum tea. I still remember how terrified we were.

That time his weight was at 9.9kg and 79cm tall.

FYI, there are 4 doses of Pneumococcal vaccine available in the market.

1st dose is to be given to child less than 7 months old.

2nd dose is for child age 7 months to 1 year old.

3rd dose is for child age 1 year to 2 years old.

and the 4th dose is for child 2 years and above.

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