The use of vaccines, like any drug, has the risk of potential side effects.But the benefits of vaccination outweigh the harm, strengthen the child’s immune system, protect the body from viruses, and all vaccines undergo strict testing procedures. There are also few people who are allergic to some vaccines. Don’t worry too much after taking regular vaccination with your child. If your child is not advised to postpone or cancel the specific vaccination due to a specific medical condition, please take the vaccination within the general recommended time and pay a little attention to the following.
Common vaccine side effects last for only a few days.
Most vaccine side effects are very mild and usually disappears in just a few days, and on average, only 1 to 10 of every 100 people have side effects. Common symptoms of vaccine side effects include:
- High fever over 38°C
- Redness, swelling, pain at the injection site
- Headache, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
- Muscle or joint pain
- Methods for dealing with side effects of vaccine in children
As the symptoms of the side effects of the vaccine disappear within a few days, no treatment is usually required. If your child has a fever, keep him warm, do not make them wear too much clothes or be covered by too many quilts, and remember to give enough drinks to keep them hydrated. You can also ask your doctor for advice and follow your doctor’s instructions to give an acetamol (Paracetamol), or Ibuprofen.
Having a history of allergies can influence the side effect of vaccines
Before taking any vaccines, please let your health staff know if your child has previously had an allergic reaction to any vaccines. For example, people who are allergic to egg proteins in vaccines or antibiotics used in vaccine manufacturing can cause serious reactions, even if it is only a little bit. However, less than 1 million people has a serious allergic reaction will occur, so don’t worry too much. A child with a history of allergies may be referred to the immunology department for pre-vaccination assessment and close monitoring after vaccination.