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Post Vaccination Advice

Post Vaccination Advice - What it is

Post Vaccination Advice - Symptoms

Post Vaccination Advice - How to prevent?

Post Vaccination Advice - Causes and Risk Factors

Post Vaccination Advice - Diagnosis

Post Vaccination Advice - Treatments

Post Vaccination Advice - Preparing for surgery

Post Vaccination Advice - Post-surgery care

Post Vaccination Advice - Other Information

Possible reactions to vaccination
  • Redness, swelling, pain at the injection site
  • Fever with a temperature higher than 37.6°C (axilla) or 37.8°C (ear)
  • Irritability / fussiness
  • A small lump may persist at the injection site for some weeks. This should not be of concern and requires no treatment.

What to do

  • Hold and cuddle your child
  • Give a dose of fever medication (paracetamol) provided by the clinic
  • Offer extra fluids (e.g. breast milk, water, formula)
  • Dress your child in light clothing


When to consult a doctor


  • Medication does not reduce fever
  • Persistent fever for more than 2 days
  • Child is less active than usual
  • Persistent crying
  • Seizures/fits


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