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Pre school immunisations

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Littlepickle101 Sun 12-Jun-16 21:05:31

DD will be having her pre school immunisations this week, DTaP/IPV booster and MMR. So what are the likely side effects? I was told they can appear over a few weeks, relating to the different parts of each immunisation? Are temperatures and feeling generally unwell, fairly common side effects?

Littlepickle101 Mon 13-Jun-16 11:55:25


cuntinghomicidalcardigan Mon 13-Jun-16 11:57:30

My dd was completely fine when she had hers, other than she complained of a bit of a headache the first night (Which may have been related to running round the park all afternoon after the jab). I gave her one dose of calpol at bedtime and she was fine after that.

dementedpixie Mon 13-Jun-16 14:24:12

Neither of mine had any side effects with the pre school jabs

minipie Mon 13-Jun-16 16:49:09

None here either

GrimmauldPlace Mon 13-Jun-16 20:53:52

DD had hers a month or so ago and was really unwell with it. She had a slight temperature the day after then nothing until the 6th day when she developed a very 'mild' case of measles. She was flat out on the sofa for a good couple of days. Which makes me extremely glad I got her immunised as if this was a mild case I dread to think what a full blown case of measles would be like. Horrific I should imagine!

My niece is 2 weeks younger than DD and had hers around the same time. Not one side effect at all. So obviously effects everyone differently.

Littlepickle101 Wed 15-Jun-16 12:39:48

It's good to know most children are fine. I googled it to start with and of course, it brings up all the severe cases of reactions.
But feel much more reassured now. Thankyou.

minipie Wed 15-Jun-16 14:06:16

The leaflets that come with these injections list how likely the reactions are.

So it's usually something like:

Common reactions (1 in 10): mild fever
Less common reactions (under 1 in 100): rash, headache
Uncommon reactions (under 1 in 10 000): convulsions, temporary loss of vision <other quite scary stuff>
Very rare reactions (under 1 in 1 000 000): sepsis, paralysis <other really scary stuff>

If you google you can probably find the leaflet info online? Or call up and ask if the clinic can give you a copy to look at?

Probably a bit more accurate than poll of 4 MN users grin

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