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Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) 2006/09/09

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Baby, Health.

This morning a letter from NHS Scotland recommended that Olivia receives an immunisation called the Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) — and that we shall automatically receive an appointment in due course unless we decide against her having it for some reason.

My initial reaction was the fear that I had to have my daughter vaccinated against PVC!

Why is it that are such things always so tricky? Pneumococcal could quite easily be mis-spelled Pneumoccocal, Pneumoccoccal, Pneumococal, Numocockle etc.

I am convinced they do it on purpose to spoil web-searches and prevent people from asking questions verbally as well as in writing.

Anyway and despite this, some of the toddler group mums were discussing this new vaccine just last week. Apparently this has just recently been introduced into the “routine childhood immunisation programme” and includes a catch-up for all children under two.

This streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine reduces the risks of Pneumococcol disease (which includes meningitis and septicaemia).


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