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Hi Doctor,

I have my 10 weeks old kid. I have taken him to vaccination twice in addition the vaccinations provided at birth (BCG, OPV0, HepB1).

All three times the doctors were different (since we stayed in different places) and the brands which they administered also different, please find the details below

1st set during 6 weeks had Pentavac PFS, poliovac PFS and Rotarix.
2nd set during 10 weeks had Quadrovax, Imovax PFS and Rotateq.

Note: I dont have details of the brands administered at birth

Could you please advise

1) Whether there would be any problem in changing to different brands during 6th and 10 weeks dosage
2) I am planning to go to different doctor for third set during 14 weeks, as i am not comfortable with last visited doctor. This will also result in different combinations. Can you please advise whether there is any problem with this.

Dear Mr. B,

You have 2 options . You can either tell those brand names to the doctor you plan to visit and ask him or her to arrange for the dame brands. Or touch may take his permission and purchase those brands from a vaccine supplier and take them in ice to your peds Dr and request him/her to give them to your offspring.


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Dr. Taher Kagalwala


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