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Dear Dr.          Q1:  My daughter born on 3rd December 13..., received her first dose of prevenar13 at age of 7months(9.7.14) and 2nd dose at 8months (10.8.14). When should she get her booster dose of prevenar13 ?          Q2:  Also she received her hepatitis A vaccination on 4.12.14 and 2nd dose due date is given on 16.6.15. Since she received her booster dose of IPV and Quadrovax in same month. I would like to know how long can we delay the 2nd dose of hepatitis A.  Thank you.

Dear Tenzin,

You may give her the Prevenar any time between the ages of 15 - 18 months, and the maximum gap between the two doses of Hep A is 6 months, so you may delay it by another few months after June 15.

I hope this answers both your queries.

Dr. Taher


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Qualified Pediatrician practising since 29 years.
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Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.

Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

Awards and Honors
Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients
1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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