Are there dangers in getting the same vaccine twice?
Hello. My daughter got two vaccine shots at school today. She's almost five now. The thing is, she went to her doctor on an emergency about two months ago and he gave her one which he said was due when she turned five. Being an emergency, I didn't bring the immunization card and so it wasn't written on it. I forgot about that shot when I took her card to school and she got two today, MMR and the DPT/OPV. I am fearing that one of these, moreso the DPT/OPV, was the one she had already got two months ago. What can possibly go wrong if she got it twice?
The MMR is given at 12 months and again around 4-6 years. It is given in the leg or in the fatty tissue in back of the arm. The DPT is given usually in the upper arm so that is probably the one she got twice. Its also the one that would probably be given in the ER since they usually ask if you've had one lately. If there were a problem, it would have occured very shortly after the vaccination, such as a really sore arm. If your daughter hasnt had any unusual reaction or an unusually sore arm, she's probably ok.
In a month, blood can be drawn by a doctor to see if the vaccine was effective. These are called vaccine titers. If the titers show that the child has immunity, no further vaccine is needed. If they are negative for immunity another vaccine can be administered, but in my opinion there's not really a wrong way to give vaccines unless the dose was too low. Check with your doctor and he/she can give you a definitive answer.
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