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Hi,my son was born premature at 26 weeks.his 1 yrs old & healthy.at the clinic we were told to get the meningococcal meningitis vaccine please advise?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Normal schedule, if: 1 year-old toddlers, regardless of their gestational age at birth, generally get all of the typical vaccinations on the normal pediatric preventive care vaccinations schedule. If an ex-preemie does not have medical problems that make it more likely for him to catch a preventable illness, then he should be fine following the normal schedule that all kids follow.

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