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8 week old accidentally given vaccination normally given to 12 month olds

An inquiry is being conducted after an 8 week old baby was administered a measles, mumps and rubella needle (usually given at 12 months of age) instead of diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. The baby suffered no ill effects.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition

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About: 8 week old accidentally given vaccination normally given to 12 month olds

Date: 13 Dec 2002

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2573013.stm

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

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  • Errors and vaccinations
  • Errors and MMR vaccination
  • Errors and DTP vaccination

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