View Full Version : OT: MenzB immunisation in the states??

06-30-2006, 09:23 PM
I have been over here in New Zealand for nearly 5 years now so it's safe to say I'm no longer clued up on American law/custom/changes/etc.

Over here they have really been pushing the MenzB (Meningococcal B Immunisation), but it seems to me to be a mainly NZ/Australian thing.

Do they even have this immunisation over in the states? Just curious...

06-30-2006, 09:27 PM
Um, I think the one ths kids get here is called Pneumococcal (sp?), and if I'm not mistaken it's in the vaccine called Prevnar.

06-30-2006, 09:41 PM
Hmm... any idea how new it is? My oldest son had his first vaccines/immunisations in the states so he possibly could have had it already... I know he had the ones up until 10 months of age. After that we moved here to NZ where a lot of the immunisations are the same but administered at different ages.

I forget now what the first vaccines are over in the states. Curse my memory. I'll have to get out his immunisation card.

06-30-2006, 09:46 PM
I had to get a Meningococcal immunization before going to college.

06-30-2006, 09:47 PM
Yes, Cate is right. The vaccine for Meningitis B is given to college students, not infants.

06-30-2006, 09:51 PM
The one I was talking about is about 3.5 years old or so.

06-30-2006, 09:51 PM
Here (http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010101/practice.html) is a chart for the currently administered vaccines.

Several of them were not given when my children were babies, but I believe my grandsons got them and they're 6 and 8.

06-30-2006, 10:08 PM
They've changed the immunization schedule again...they now give a Hep shot (can't remember which one) at 15 months and 2 years. They never did this one with my other 2.