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    sarahdcl is offline Registered User
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    Hello,
    I have been doing some research regarding vaccinating our baby and feel like I am not finding any answers. I am hoping someone has been in the same boat and can help out a bit.
    I have a few questions...
    1) Are there any pediatricians that do not use combination vaccines or will get the individual vaccines for you?
    2) It seems that most pediatricians/ hospitals use gsk is there anyone that uses sanofi pasteur vaccines?
    3) Is there a doctor that will let you pick the brand name of the vaccine you need?
    I appreciate the help in advance.

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    i have no idea about the first two questions as we do all of our vaccinations via the gov't MCHCs.... but for the last one, you may be having issues because medicinal brand names vary according to region.

    ie) panadol is a british brand, the same medicine in the USA/Canada is Tylenol. it's exactly the same medicine, but different brand names.

    advil= USA/Canada, Nurofen=UK, Ibuprofen= medicinal name (i just go for the generic ibuprofen, myself... brand name only makes a difference in price).

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    Yes, different doctors do have access to different brands of vaccines and that will get individual, rather than combination, vaccines for you. We did decide, with our pediatrician, which vaccines, and brands of vaccines, to give our child.

    You may need to call around a bit to find a doc who has exactly what you are looking for.

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    Hi Elle,
    Thank you for your response.
    The doctors that have been recommended to me that I have contacted are not willing to buy other vaccines or not do a combination vaccination. I have also contacted sanofi pasteur for help but after a month of back and forth I got no where.
    I'm hoping maybe you might have some names I could try?
    Thanks again.
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    Try Dr Richard Chiu - 2810 7018. We did pick the brand we used from several that he stocked. He also follows the US vaccine schedule rather than the HK one for us without making a fuss (several other prominent HK paeds refused to deviate from the HK government vaccination schedule).

    Will also ask around - you might also want to try the HK moms Facebook group for more suggestions:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/164926140213599/
    Last edited by elle; 07-25-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    Great, thank you for your help. I will try the Facebook group and give Dr. Chiu's office a call.
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    Where can I find a vaccination schedule that includes the optional vaccinations such as chicken pox and other vaccinations that are not provided by the government clinics?

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    The recommended immunization schedule can be found here.

    Hope this helps!

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