Immunizations are usually safe. The benefits of vaccines far outweigh any risk associated with them. However, it is good to take certain precautions while getting your baby vaccinated.
Always get the baby immunized in a reputed private/government hospital. The hospital should have all the facilities to store vaccines safely.
- Prior to immunization inform your doctor if the child has had any significant reactions to the last dose.
Insist on checking the expiry date of the vaccine being given to your baby. Expired vaccine can cause serious problems for baby.
Always consult your baby’s paediatrician before vaccination. Doctor will check your baby for any illnesses before clearing for vaccination.
- Vaccines can be given in the presence of minor illness. Always inform your doctor if your baby has any health issue like cold, fever etc.
- Prior to DPT immunization, inform the doctor if the child had developed any convulsions or fits in the past.