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How ill is too ill for vaccinations

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FondantFancy66 Tue 24-Nov-15 05:29:04

I've got 10 week old twins. 8 week vaccinations were postponed due to twin one being ill. Now twin two is ill. She has a cough and cold. There's two days until the jabs, but how ill is too ill to have them? I'm anxious to get them done, but obviously want to get it right.

GreenSand Tue 24-Nov-15 05:53:32

If they have a temperature, they are too I'll.
If a runny nose and cough, I'd take them. But I didn't have twins! That may factor into the equation, as they may have been prem, and its three times as hard when 2 are I'll.

FondantFancy66 Tue 24-Nov-15 06:06:43

Thanks. No temperature, just a cough and cold. They weren't premature - born at 37+5. I'll keep an eye on temperature for the next couple of days. Hopefully she'll start to recover before then.

sophie150 Tue 24-Nov-15 07:00:42

I looked at this yesterday as my lo was having his 1 year vaccs and has had a cough cold etc for almost 2 weeks. The NHS website is really helpful about the myths surrounding vaccs and illness.
Basically if they have a temperature then they can't have them, but otherwise it's fine.

MiaowTheCat Tue 24-Nov-15 18:58:21

I just rang up and asked our HV for her view with this sort of stuff - I delayed one set for a month intentionally with DD2 as we were just in the middle of working out what was causing her an allergic reaction (she had issues with dairy that she's since outgrown) and I didn't want to mess up that process of elimination at the point we were at. HV agreed that was probably the right way to go with that one (we'd had a battle getting to the point of being able to trial the specialist formula and I didn't want to blow that chance!)

Strawberrybubblegum Wed 25-Nov-15 20:40:21

If they are on the mend from the bug (and have no temperature) then they usually say it's OK to go ahead.

The reason for holding off would be that it could be difficult for the doctor to judge which was responsible for an increasing temperature (bug or vaccine) or - if antibiotics become necessary - a reaction (vaccine or antibiotic). Treatment would be different, depending on cause.

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