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Vaccine in Government center?

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    crystal88 is offline Registered User
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    Vaccine in Government center?

    I had the vaccine for my first baby with a private pedia, but it's no longer convenient to travel to Central.

    We have the government center (don't know what is it called) near our place, walking distance.

    Are the vaccines the same as the private one? i understand the government is totally free of charge, so it will save us a lot of money on this, except for those vaccines that are not included in public. What's the difference?

    Thanks.

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    They do not have the 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 vacaine.

    They also do not have rotavirus and prevenar.

    They only do the basic jabs

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    both of my kids have only had jabs at the maternal and child health centres without any problems at all.

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    The 'basic' jabs are in fact those which are recommended by the govt. Anything else, you can get 'extra' (e.g. those which are recommenced in your own country etc) from your private doc (who will simply mark it down on your child's immunisation record).

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    Hi carang,

    Thanks for saying your kids have just had the jabs from the public centres. That is where I have taken my first, and now my second, and got nervous when I heard they "didn't get all the needles" at the public clinics. I will still talk to my "private" dr and inquire about the other vaccines, but I think my kids are safe.

    Cheers,
    Canucker

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    You don't get the rotarix, previnar, varicella, HiB or flu jabs.
    All of which you can add privately if you want.
    Last edited by Matty; 02-06-2009 at 11:30 PM.

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    ..and also chicken pox vaccine.

    Thanks everyone, i'm now confident to bring my baby there for vaccination and development tests.

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    About the development tests, I find that they are more thorough than the ones that we've had at a private doctor's. The only drawback to going to the gov't clinics is the long wait sometimes.

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