I am breast and bottle feeding, and baby is 8 weeks old....

Question: 

I am breast and bottle feeding, and baby is 8 weeks old. when is immunity built after giving the two months vaccine? we are traveling soon.

Answer: 

Most of the vaccines a baby receives at 2 months of age are inactivated (non live) vaccines, which require multiple doses (e.g., at 2, 4, 6 months of age). In general, the first dose does not produce full protective immunity, but “primes” the immune system. A full protective immune response typically develops after the second or third dose.

If you are travelling with your baby, please talk to your health care provider and consult with a travel health clinic. Vaccine information for travellers is posted here.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Friday, Jan 04, 2019