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Vaccination

My girl is due for her 3.5 month vaccination. Her first 2 vaccines were in chennai which was painful. Now am in bangalore and wanted to know if it is ok to go for painless. Also, is it important to give same vaccine as the first 2 for it to be effective including the brand. Though the paed here said it is ok, but am doubtful. The vaccines are DTwP-3/DTaP-3, IPV-3, HiB-3.
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Dr. Mangala Pawar Gurgaon | Pediatrician
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DTaP(fever free)  is less effective than  DTwP  against pertussis (P part of the vaccine. ). They are interchangeable.  A combined scedule of 2 DTwP and one DTaP is almost as effective as all three DTwP .
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Hi thanks for writing to Practo consult.
Its equally effective as the previous ones, minus the side effects. Bare in mind that though the effects is same, it cost 3 times the previous vaccine. So if cost is not deterrent you may very well go for painless.
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