Matthew clocked up 6 weeks with us yesterday, to which he was rewarded with a visit to the doctor for a bunch of jabs!
After passing his WOF (weighing in at 4.49kg), he received his standard 6 week injections, 3 in total. What for? Glad you asked…
DTaP-IPV containing Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (whooping cough) and Polio
Hib-HepB containing a vaccine against Haemophilus Influenza (which causes meningitis, pneumonia, epiglottis, septic arthritis, bacteraemia, cellulitis, ear infections, sinusitis and bronchitis) and Hepatitis B
MeNZB – a new vaccine for Meningococcal type B New Zealand Strain (the epidemic NZ is currently in) which can cause meningitis and septicaemia
Take that you nasty little viruses! We’re glad to say that Matthew was fine afterwards and has had no side effects bar being a little sleepy. 😉