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My 23 month old has had the 1 injection of the H1N1 and I am wondering what the chances are for him to actually get the swine flu before the 2nd dose?

In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Nov 25, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Good question.  At that age, two shots separated by 21-28 days are required for full immunity.  However, you do have some immunity from the first.  If your 23 month old was exposed one to four days prior to the first dose, the chances are good there will be disease. No one can say for sure what will happen with only one dose. Do your best to keep the child clean, rested and away from crowds.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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