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1. What immunisation is offered to protect against mumps?

  • A combined dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is given at 15 months.
  • A combined dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is given at 12 months.
  • A vaccine which is given at 10 months for only boys
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2. What are the symtoms of tuberculosis?

  • Coughing and damage to the lungs. swollen galnds in the neck
  • Discharge of a yellowish substance from they eyes
  • Persistant fevers

3. What immunisation is offered to protect against meningitis?

  • A vaccination for babies aged eight weeks, followed by a second dose at 16 weeks, and a booster at one year
  • A vaccination for babies at 2 years
  • Headaches and vomitting

4. What immunisation is offered to protect against measles?

  • A tablet given to provide immunisation for life
  • A combined dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is given at 15 months.
  • An injection given only for children under 6 months at the local health clinic

5. What immunisation is offered to protect against rubella (german measles)?

  • An injection given at 6 months
  • A combined dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is given at 15 months.
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