We all know the importance of vaccination in children’s lives . But it also comes with concerns about side effects or possible reactions considered normal. Thinking about it, we will list which are the main vaccines that give reaction to the dads to prepare to reduce the symptoms and discomfort.
In the first months of life, some vaccines that are part of the child vaccination portfolio are needed. They must be strictly followed and given within the indicated period and in case of doubts, it is always good to talk to the pediatrician.
Major Diseases, Vaccines and Reactions
Chickenpox vaccine : Chickenpox is one of the most common diseases in childhood, and is also one of the most contagious. The most common reactions of the chickenpox vaccine are: fever, redness, rash 10 to 21 days after taking the vaccine, localized and painful inflammation.
Even though chickenpox-related complications are very rare, the vaccine is extremely important. In some more aggravating cases, bacterial infections, pneumonia and encephalitis may occur.
Hepatitis B vaccine : Hepatitis B is a disease that directly affects the liver and can cause other acute infections. One of the reactions of the hepatitis B vaccine is: muscle pain, tenderness in the place where the vaccine was applied in addition to joint pain and fever.
The hepatitis B vaccine is of great importance, as it is a highly contagious disease that can cause serious complications such as: liver cirrhosis, bleeding in the digestive tract, bacterial peritonitis, hepato-cellular carcinome, in addition to the risk of the infection becoming chronic.
Polio Vaccine: Polio is an infectious disease that is spread from person to person. Caused by a virus that lives in the intestine, transmission occurs through the mouth. Younger children who do not strictly follow hygiene habits are at even greater risk.
The most common reactions of the polio vaccine are: headaches, diarrhea, muscle pain and irritation in the throat in addition to vomiting.
Pneumococcal Vaccine: Pneumococcal is a bacterium that comes through droplets of saliva that are transmitted when the infected person sneezes or coughs, so it is highly contagious.
Most children who receive the pneumococcal vaccine may experience reactions such as: irritability which is the most common symptom and in isolated cases, pneumonia, meningitis, fever and loss of appetite may occur.
Triple Viral Vaccine: It is a vaccine prepared to fight three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccines with live attenuated viruses should not be applied to children with congenital diseases or disabilities.
Reactions usually appear 7 to 12 days after taking the vaccine. At the application site, inflamed lymph nodes are common and the child presents with fever, softness and rash.
Vaccine Influenza : Influenza is a viral disease that is transmitted through the coughing or sneezing of the infected person. The virus is characterized in 3 types: A, B and C. However, only those of type A and B are related to the major epidemics that are occurring today.
After taking the influenza vaccine, it is common to have reactions such as: severe pain at the application site, cough, headache. In general, the symptoms disappear in about 2 days, if it persists it is necessary to see a doctor.
Rotavirus Vaccine: Rotavirus is an easily transmitted and very recurrent virus, especially in children from 6 to 2 years of age due to the oral phase of putting everything in the mouth, including objects.
After taking the rotavirus vaccine, it is common to experience reactions such as: pain in the area, hardening of the application area, redness, fever and irritability.
How to Avoid the Vaccine Reaction?
Unfortunately it is not possible to avoid the reactions of the vaccine, but with some tips we can alleviate the suffering of our babies and children. For example, in the case of redness at the application site, we can, with the help of a cloth and warm water, gently pass 3 times a day in the site until the discomfort improves.
In cases of fever it is recommended to give the antipyretic always within the indicated period and in the dosage indicated by the pediatrician. If the child is sick or showing signs of fever, it is recommended to wait until the child’s recovery before the vaccine can be taken.
The use of some medications can also influence the child’s immunity decrease. In case of recommended treatment, talk to the pediatrician and ask for clearance to get the vaccine or if you should wait for the end of treatment.
Mixing the component of the vaccine with some medications can give certain complications or even “make up” the symptoms. After vaccines are applied, full observation is required
It is worth noting that some children may suffer from allergies to some components of the vaccines, so strict observation is required after each application. In case of signs of allergy, seek immediate attention.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.