Injection given to babies and adults to prevent certain communicable and non-communicable infections that are otherwise hard to treat and have no cure.
The diseases include:
- Yellow fever
- Cervical cancer hpv vaccine.
All these vaccines are important so the care given post vaccination is very important because it determines the efficacy of vaccination.
- A sick baby is not vaccinated until fully healed.
- No painkillers post vaccination.
SO HOW WILL I HANDLE A CRY BABY?
- Cold compresses.
The logic is, an injection pieces the skin and causes inflammation, so a cold compress will sooth the inflamed area and reduce pain.
- Avoid tight clothing on the baby’s thighs.
- Breastfeed as much as you can.
- If pain persists after 6hours then we can use painkiller.
In case of fevers going past 38 degrees make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible because convulsions are common to occur in post vaccine fevers.
Pain is inevitable and in every pain there is triumph.
How many deaths from pneumonia do you think would have been prevented if mums around the globe spread this information?
Am choosing pneumonia because it is the leading killer of children below 5 years and unlike other vaccines it has no booster.
Once the last shot of pneumonia is given at 14 weeks that’s it.
Pneumonia is a thief, let’s take care of the pcv vaccine carefully.
Personally as a mother to a girl, she would cry her lungs out, but it never bothered me because I knew before long she would be okay.
And am a living testimony that the vaccine works well and the only hospital visits we know of are routine health checkups.
Regards-miss Janet (mother, wife, student, freelancer)