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8 ways to make your baby's vaccination appointment easy (Gallery)

Written by Editorial Team | Updated : September 26, 2014 10:58 AM IST


Discuss The Vaccine With The Doctor

Discuss the vaccine with the doctor first and understand the problems ( if any) associated with it.


Tell The Doctor

If your child has fever or cold, has allergies, has issues with previous immunizations, is on steroid treatment or other drugs affecting the immune system (for cancer or kidney transplants), has a history of fits or convulsions, has intolerance to eggs; in such a case, your doctor may suggest your baby has his MMR vaccination in hospital, has family members with HIV/AIDS or other immune system diseases. Also Read - Hyperuricemia: 9 Warning Symptoms Your Uric Acid Level Is Getting Out of Control


Take The Child’s Favorite Toy

Take the child’s favorite toy or doll along so that he/she can hold on to it for emotional support after the shot.


Stay At The Clinic For 15 Minutes

Stay at the clinic for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given, just in case your child reacts to it.


Might Have Some Swelling And Redness

There might be some swelling and redness at the site of the injection. Don’t worry about it. Do not apply any medicine to the area.


Child May Have Slight Fever

The child may have slight fever after the appointment. However, if the temperature is very high or if the child has convulsions (or fits), call your doctor immediately. Also Read - 5 Superfoods For Full Body Detox


Things To Remember During Your Child’s Vaccination

Here are some important points that you should bear in mind when you are taking your child for vaccination: