My son received his MMR Immunization vaccine two weeks early, should I be concerned about him receiving this vaccine too soon? Will he get Mumps, Measles, or Rubella?
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Your biggest problem is that the MMR before 12 months old will not satisfy the school or daycare vaccine requirements. That’s extremely irresponsible for the doctor to give the vaccine before age 1. All doctors should be aware of the school vaccine requirements.
You will need to fill out an exemption form for school, or write a short letter, depending on your state law if you don’t want your son to have another vaccine just to satisfy bureaucratic requirements. You can find the exemption information for every state here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1207367
Every vaccine carries risks. I strongly advise you to exempt your son from the requirements, rather than revaccinate.
The schedule for vaccinations is there to provide guide lines. It is not to be slavishly followed. For all practical purposes it makes no difference if the vaccination is given a week or two ‘early’ or a week or two ‘late’.
Your son will not catch any of the diseases being vaccinated against as a result of having the shot slightly early or slightly late – the vaccine CANNOT give him the disease whenever it is given.
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