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Booster Shot for Toddlers
Good afternoon- my two year old received the H1N1 vaccine at a public clinic (nightmare) just about one month ago.  The nurse recommended a booster shot in 4-6 weeks, but since then I've heard conflicting reports about whether a second shot is actually necessary for a 24-month old toddler.  I've found little info on the internet, so I'm wondering if anyone else has heard one way or another.  Thanks.  
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171768 tn?1324233699
i think a booster is ideal. my peds office so far has only given one dose to patients because they want everyone to get at least that. when supplies increase, they will give second doses.
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I read that health officials have recommended that children under the age of 10 receive 2 doses of the H1N1 vaccination to gain immunity from the virus.  However, due to the shortage of the vaccine many children haven’t been able to receive their second dose.  This causes concern for parents because among the youngest children, those ages 6 months to 35 months, only 25 percent posted a strong enough response after just one dose.

you can read the entire article here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33914471/ns/health-cold_and_flu/
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