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Is there a danger in getting an extra vaccination shot for a 1 year old.  (4 shots instead of 3)

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Wayne Yankus
Feb 5, 2011
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No, typically not.  Many young people missed the schedule of the hepatitis B vaccine and got an extra. The VAERS registration of the US government--the organization formed by congress to follow vaccine complaints--does not seem to register a lot of comment on an extra vaccine. The hepatitis B is usually given in the hospital in the nursery, one month later and at six months from the first. The schedule, however, is flexible.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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