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By Anonymous October 24, 2017 - 7:19am
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Can the PCV be given at 13 months only then the mmr and varicella seperated at 15 months old the dtap at 18 months

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (abbreviated PCV13) is a shot for infants and toddlers. It helps prevent pneumococcal disease.All children younger than 2 years of age. Healthy infants and toddlers should get 4 doses of pneumococcal conjugate PCV13 vaccine at the following periods of development:
One dose at 2 months of age
One dose at 4 months of age
One dose at 6 months of age
One dose at 12 months to 15 months of age

CDC recommends that people get MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. Children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

The chickenpox vaccine is a shot that can protect nearly anyone who receives the vaccine from catching chickenpox. It's also called the varicella vaccine, because chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The vaccine is made from a live but weakened, or attenuated, virus.

The chickenpox vaccine is recommended for all children under age 13 who have not had chickenpox. It is also recommended for all adolescents and adults who have not been vaccinated and have not had chickenpox.


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