Vaccination of a child is a hot topic for every parent, without exception. How to properly prepare for vaccination and go through this process without consequences for the health of the child, we will consider below.
So, the first and probably the most important advice will be the manifestation of the vigilance of the parents themselves. The responsibility for the health of the child lies entirely with his parents. I am firmly convinced that no one, except the parents themselves, cares about the health of the baby (there were enough precedents). There is a plan and everyone follows it. Relying on the sensitivity and responsibility of other people is, at the very least, frivolous.
We prepare in advance.
This means that before vaccination, the child should be protected from contact with potential carriers of viruses at least three days before. Be less (or better, refrain altogether) from visiting crowded places (shops, a kindergarten, etc.).
In order to exclude the manifestations of allergic reactions 3-5 days before vaccination, doctors recommend taking antihistamines at a dosage appropriate for the age of the child, as well as abandoning dietary experiments. If the baby is breastfed, then the mother should also refuse products that can provoke various reactions on the baby’s body.
No more than three days «BEFORE» take the baby’s tests (general urine test, clinical blood test). Although doctors accept the results, which are no more than a month old, we think that it will not be superfluous to reassure and reinsurance to repeat the procedure immediately before vaccination.
On the day of the intended vaccination.
We collect all the documents that are relevant to the state of health of your child, do not forget about the test results and, if available, a vaccination certificate for previously administered vaccines.
Before vaccination, the doctor must conduct a diagnosis of the child’s health status. Do not be afraid to persistently tell the doctor about the problems, reactions of the baby that were noticed earlier. Forewarned is forearmed.
If you are worried, in no case do not show this to your child. Calmly, in a good mood, taking your favorite toy that will distract the child from the process, go for vaccination.
What should be done after vaccination?
1. Do not rush anywhere and remain under the supervision of medical personnel in the first 30-40 minutes after vaccination, because. it is during this period of time that the most serious allergic reactions can develop;
2. Monitor the child’s condition, measure the temperature;
3. If there are no special recommendations from medical workers, then it is not worth changing the child’s daily regimen (walking, bathing, etc.), because the child’s condition after vaccination should not change;
4. If complaints suddenly appear or the temperature rises, you should refrain from swimming and walking and be sure to consult a doctor.
When should I wait to get vaccinated?
1. If shortly before the day «X» there were contacts with sick people, or at the moment someone from the household is sick.
2. If, for health reasons, there is a medical challenge.
3. At the slightest degree of doubt. The question is not a penny, we are talking about the health and well-being of the child, and if you have uncertainty about the qualifications of the examination performed by the doctor; that the child is 100% healthy or strong after the illness.
PS I repeat once againthat only your attentiveness, perseverance and responsibility are the key to a successful, correct, easily tolerated vaccination.