Question: Which Vaccines Should Not Be Given Together?

Are vaccine doses based on weight?

Most medications use weight as a guide for amount being administered.

Could a 5-pound baby really be the same as a 10-pound baby.

The dose for vaccination was determined by studies, first in animals and then in people.

Small amounts of vaccine are used to protect children..

Do baby vaccinations have to be exactly 4 weeks apart?

Your baby needs two rotavirus vaccinations at least four weeks apart to get the best protection. If he or she misses one of the vaccinations, the first dose can be given up to 15 weeks of age.

Who should avoid live vaccines?

Severely immunocompromised persons generally should not receive live vaccines (3). Because of the theoretical risk to the fetus, women known to be pregnant generally should not receive live, attenuated virus vaccines (4).

At this age, most kids should have had these recommended vaccines: four doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine. three doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) three or four doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine.

Which vaccines can you give together?

Combination vaccines have been in use in the United States since the mid-1940s. Examples of combination vaccines are: DTap (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), trivalent IPV (three strains of inactivated polio vaccine), MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), DTap-Hib, and Hib-Hep B.

How many vaccines can you give at once?

All vaccines can be administered at the same visit*. There is no upper limit for the number of vaccines that can be administered during one visit. ACIP and AAP consistently recommend that all needed vaccines be administered during an office visit. Vaccination should not be deferred because multiple vaccines are needed.

Which two vaccines need to be separated by at least 28 days if not given simultaneously?

For persons with anatomic or functional asplenia and/or HIV, PCV13 should be administered first and MenACWY-D 4 weeks later. In patients recommended to receive both PCV13 and PPSV23, the 2 vaccines should not be administered simultaneously (28).

Why are vaccines given at certain ages?

First, scientists determine the age when the body’s immune system will provide optimal protection after vaccination. Second, that information is balanced with the need to provide protection to infants, children and adolescents at the earliest possible time based on the highest age of risk for that disease.

Can flu shot be given with other vaccines?

Yes — if other vaccines are indicated, they can be administered during the same clinical encounter as inactivated influenza vaccine. When giving several injections at a single visit, administer each vaccine at a separate injection site.

Can you get 2 Live vaccines at same time?

2 Live Vaccines Live vaccines can be given on the same day. If they are not given on the same day, they should be separated by a minimum 4-week interval, because the immune response to one of the vaccines might be impaired.

Do you have to wait between vaccines?

The only time you have to wait is when two LIVE vaccines are not given at the same visit; then you need to wait at least 4 weeks to give the second live vaccine.