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8 Week Immunisations Delayed?

DoubleMummyDoubleMummy
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
My youngest son is 8 weeks & 4 days old today. My health visitor came round this morning & I advised her I hadn't received his 8 week appointment in the post so she told me to ring the surgery. The earliest appointment I have been able to get is 27 Feb when he will be around 12 weeks old - which is when he is meant to be having his second lot of jabs! I have tried to ring my health visitor but as she was unavailable, I was put through to a totally unhelpful & less than intelligent colleague. She told me that if it's a problem, that my health visitor will ring me back but if it's OK to delay the jabs, then I won't hear from her & I've to assume everything's hunky dory! However, I don't trust this woman to pass on my msg to the health visitor, & if she doesn't, then I will be assuming that everything is fine when in fact, she just doesn't know my concerns. Obviously I fully intend on ringing the health visitor & demanding to speak to her as I am aware jabs are very important to a child's health but until I can get hold of her, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the effects of having the first set of jabs 4 weeks late other than the fact he won't be immune to certain things? For example, will the further jabs also have to be delayed by 4 weeks, & if so, will this be the case for every jab he has in the near future i.e. up to his late teens? The only reason I couldn't get an earlier appointment is that the nurse who performs the immunisations is off work until the end of Feb which I do not believe is a valid reason to put my son at risk. I do not have a car & already have a 2 year old son so getting to any other surgery will be an absolute pain but obviously worth it. Can a health visitor do the jabs instead? I feel like I've been completely let down & am now very worried about my son if these jabs aren't given at the right times. All advice would be appreciated. Thank you.


GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
When I had my first the whole surgery was booked up and everything running way behind schedule so she didn't have her first lot until just over 3 months I think.It didn't seem to be a problem though.

DoubleMummyDoubleMummy
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago

GTTkel said:
When I had my first the whole surgery was booked up and everything running way behind schedule so she didn't have her first lot until just over 3 months I think.It didn't seem to be a problem though.

Thanks for that. Can you remember what happened with her later ones, e.g. did they all get moved forward a month?

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
Yes they just did 4 weeks later then 4 weeks again

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
My son missed a jab and when he was supposed to be having his MMR ended up having the one he missed and is actually now due for his MMR. As far as I know it shouldn't be much of a problem jabs being delayed.

HV's can't adminster injections as far as I know, only a dr or a trained nurse.

glennyglenny
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
cara missed her 2nd jabs as she wasnt well and she got them about a month after - she got her year jabs and her MMR a month late aswell x

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
i moved in between my daughters sets of jabs and the thing got sent to my old address so by the time i got it with the redirecting service it was too late for me to get back in time for it so i called them and they moved it back a few weeks to the next set of jabs.

crazy_girlcrazy_girl
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
jessica as only just got up to date with her injections cause she kept having a cold when she was due them LOL

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