So I took my son to get a shot (vaccine) yesterday. He got Prevnar for the pneumococcal. He did good initially. I gave him Tylenol, warm bath, cold compresses and rubbed the injection site multiple times. However, he spit up in larger quantities and more than usual, slight diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, change in usual behavior, and inconsolable crying for a couple hours. After the first time he was vaccinated I was afraid to get it done again because of his reaction but the nurse said the DTaP in the Pentacel tends to cause that. The shot he recieved yesterday did not contain the DTaP though and he still reacted this way. The first vaccination caused him to sleep more after the fussing eventually stopped and he wouldn't eat either. I'm trying to figure out how to schedule his shots from here on out because his next ones are 4months and I can't put him through this 8 or more times. I had my husband stay with me after the shot this time and he saw it himself for the first time because he had to work last time. It had my husband and I in tears.
Has this happened to any of you're children? If so, what'd you do?
Maybe we need to put his vaccinations off just for a little bit. My son is 3 months now and strictly breastfed. Never attends daycare and never will. My aunts a nurse and doesn't start to vaccinate her children until age 2.
Answer by zoejains_momma at 12:51 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
http://www.thinktwice.com/ has a section with parent's testimonies about reactions from vaccines they're children have had.
Answer by Renee3K at 12:54 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
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Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:57 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
All of this is a normal & typical reactions to vaccinations in infants. They're reactions hurt us more then them & the pros outweigh the cons of the diseases they prevent. I do not believe in waiting until 2 since by that time the child will have contact with many people in a public setting & they are in more danger NOT being vaccinated. Ask your Pediatrician for the schedule of vaccinations if you want but it is usually standard. Hang in there, we ALL get through it.
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Answer by Renee3K at 1:01 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
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