Our clinic has started stocking the MMRV vaccine which is used for your child's second year vaccinations.
MMRV stands for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chickenpox). In the 2nd year of life, kids are required to take the MMR vaccine as a compulsory vaccine. The Chickenpox vaccine is optional, but many parents are choosing to vaccinate their children against this infectious disease because of the risk of scarring and severe disease
With the MMRV vaccine, you can now reduce these two jabs to one. Normally, we would advise children to take the Chicken pox vaccine at 12 mths and MMR at 15 mths. With this new vaccine, both are combined into one jab and can be given from 12 mths onwards. So this is very convenient for our busy parents. The price of our second year package which includes the MMR, Chickenpox and 5-in-One vaccines remain unchanged at $210 if you choose to use the new MMRV vaccine.
The MMR and Chickenpox vaccines are still available separately.
Read my article on why you should vaccinate your child against chickenpox here.
Listen to me discuss the importance of chickenpox on 938live here.