Vaccination is one way to teach the immune system to recognize and fight foreign organisms that enter the body. Thus, the body will be better prepared if the actual exposure occurs. During this pandemic, vaccination is the most important form of prevention. Even so, vaccination should not be done arbitrarily. The following are some important things that need to be considered before vaccination:
Find Information about the Vaccine to be Given
Adjust the vaccine according to the age of the child. you must know the vaccine given to the baby first. Ask the Pediatrician about what vaccinations must be given, and what types are in addition. You are also free to ask the Pediatrician about the benefits, dosage, side effects, and the price of the vaccine before giving it to your baby.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Vaccinations that are carried out for children under 12 months of age are mostly done in the thigh area, so you should pay attention to the clothes that will be worn for the baby. In order for the process to take place quickly, wear clothes that are easy to remove, especially on the legs. Meanwhile, if the child is over 1 year old, short sleeve clothing will be more helpful because most of the vaccinations are given in the arm area.
Make Sure the Child is in Good Health
You must ensure that the baby’s condition is in good health. If the child has a fever or is sick, it is best to postpone getting vaccinated. After the child returns to health, you can immediately reschedule the vaccine. Immunizations can still be carried out even after the due date has passed.
Know the Side Effects
Most of the side effects of vaccination injections are mild, some even show no side effects at all. If it does occur, it is usually in the form of redness, swelling at the injection site, and low-grade fever. If your little one experiences it, compress the swollen area with warm water, and give fever-reducing medication if necessary. Don’t forget, keep giving breast milk or water so he doesn’t get dehydrated.