Vaccination and Health Screen: 12 Months

Your baby gets the MMR vaccine later than some other childhood vaccines because antibodies transferred from you (mother) to the baby can provide some protection from disease.

So, the MMR vaccine is less effective until about 1 year of age.

The CDC recommend that your child receive the first dose varicella vaccine at age 12 through 15 months and the second dose at age 4 through 6 years.

17 thoughts on “Vaccination and Health Screen: 12 Months

  1. Please is this a second dose of the flu shot after the first 2 in one shot? Thanks so much for all the Sacrifices you make💕

    1. I don’t know about this immunization of one year. My children always took the last immunization at 9months. Unless it is among the immunization that the Health workers use to give house to house

  2. How can the child still contact a disease from the mother, I thought they are protected in the ammonium fluid.

  3. ohh great…from your post..”.MMR vaccine is given later than some other childhood vaccines because antibodies transferred from the mother to the baby can provide some protection from disease and make the MMR vaccine less effective until about 1 year of age”…it interest me to know what now latter happen to this transfered ANTIBODIES from mother to the baby after 1 year of age?…thanks.

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