Can a child be given more than one vaccine at a time?
Scientific evidence shows that giving several vaccines at the same time has NO negative effect on a child’s immune system and health in general.
Many parents worry that multiple vaccines will overload their child’s immune system. But children are exposed to hundreds of germs every day. In fact, a common cold or sore throat will put a greater burden on your child’s immune system than vaccines.
Early protection for children is key. The advantage of having several vaccines at once is fewer clinic visits, which saves time and money.
A combined vaccination (e.g. penta is a vaccine against diphtheria, heamophilus b, hepatitis B, pertussis and tetanus), will result in fewer injections and will reduce discomfort for the child. Also the child will be protected early against several diseases at the same time