A 42-year-old member asked:
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do you know when you get a booster; does it need to be the same brand vaccine as the ones you had previously?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: While the manufacturers state it is preferable to keep the same brand going during the series, it is certainly not essential and there is no good science behind that statement except for the companies wanting to sell you their brand of vaccine. They are interchangeable.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Nope: It is ok to change between brands of vaccine. We see this commonly comes up.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014

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