To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Its become a hot topic. Though vaccines can prevent a myriad of diseases, they are not without risk or side effects. This is why vaccinating one’s child is a touchy subject among some parents.
If you choose to vaccinate your child, it is important to know the correct vaccination schedules to follow. However, the vaccination schedule may vary depending on factors such as the country in which one resides. The timing of vaccination is of great significance.
Some of the recommended vaccinations include:
- Chickenpox vaccine
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV Vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine
- MMR Vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
More recently some parents are hesitant when it comes to vaccinating their child because they are worried he/she will have serious reactions or may get the illness the vaccine is supposed to be preventing.
Some vaccines may cause mild reactions at the site of the injection, fever, or soreness.
However, parents must be aware of the moderate and serious problems when vaccinating their infant.
Some of the more serious problems of certain vaccinations include:
- Mild seizures
- Allergic Reactions
If you notice anything different about your child after receiving a vaccine, please make sure you see your healthcare professional.