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Queazy Thu 18-Feb-16 13:38:54


My son's first vaccinations are next week. A it right that you can give nurofen 30 min before to support the pain? I can't remember all this and my dc1 is only 2yo!

Thank you smile

scarednoob Thu 18-Feb-16 13:41:21

No - I was told calpol ASAP after the jabs. No calpol for the second batch at 12 weeks, but same as the first for the third and (for a while) final set at 16 weeks.

But if you want to be sure, check with your surgery. Good luck!

NickyEds Thu 18-Feb-16 15:17:53

My dd is 7 months now and I was told same as scared-Calpol just before or after the new meningitis jab. I'd also try not to plan too much as they can sometimes get grumpy after them. Also get hold of a thermometer so you can keep an eye on any fever. With ds each of his jabs led to him dropping a night feed- from 3 to 2 at the first set, 2 to 1 at the second and he slept through after the third. Vaccinated and sleeping- Bonus!!

Queazy Thu 18-Feb-16 16:40:13

Thanks so much - this is so helpful smile He's barely sleeping now at all, so dropping feeds sounds brilliant!!!!

Idefix Thu 18-Feb-16 16:55:43

Please don't give any paracetamol before you go as the nurse may not vaccinate, as you can't be sure if baby had a temperature or not. Take the paracetamol with you although most places will give a sachet of Calpol if you don't have one.

Most of the mums have told me their babies have a fairly high temperature after the men b, but usually better by next day.

scarednoob Thu 18-Feb-16 20:53:37

DD had a tiny but nasty local reaction to it - her poor little thigh swelled right up. She was screaming but it took us a while to spot it, as her temperature was normal and she was in a sleepsuit. So just be aware it could be that if he does cry. DD has her third batch tomorrow; dreading it. I hate that it hurts her! sad

cathpip Thu 18-Feb-16 21:03:00

They prescribe Calpol with the men b vaccine and recommend that you give it to them when they get home, results have indicated that babies get a raised temp that peaks about 8 hours after the vaccinations. My ds did get a raised temp and was a bit off for a few hours but right as rain the next day.

Queazy Fri 19-Feb-16 05:28:55

Thanks so much. Do you think nurofen would be OK? Xx

ButtfaceMiscreant Fri 19-Feb-16 05:35:08

It needs to be paracetamol, not ibuprofen, so Nurofen is not recommended for the Meningitis B vaccine. You will also need to follow the schedule for administering it (2.5ml just before/after vaccination, 2.5ml 4-6 hours after first dose and a further 2.5ml 4-6 hours after the second dose). My twins required a fourth dose the morning after as were running a slight temp but after that were absolutely fine (I was told it was ok to administer a 4th dose as long as I didn't exceed 4 doses in 24 hrs).

gunting Fri 19-Feb-16 06:19:43

Don't give anything before you go

The nurse who did ds injections last month gave him calpol while we were at the surgery.

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