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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

2 Tips For Ensuring Your Child's Immunizations Work Properly

by Carla Hudson

Getting your child immunized is essential to their overall health. Don't fall under the dangerous misconception of believing that your child is safe because other children have been immunized. Unless your child is in the rare population of people who cannot receive immunizations for health reasons, you should be sure to take every step to ensure their health and safety. Here are a couple things that parents can do to ensure that their children are getting the proper treatment that they need.

1. Keep A Copy Of Your Child's Immunization Records

If you are moving states, or are simply changing doctors, you need to make sure you have a copy of your child's immunization records. This is because the doctor's office will keep them on file for years after, but as the parent you are in charge of getting them to the right place. For example, if you take your child into a clinic to get their immunizations done and they do not have certified records, the clinic cannot do the immunizations. It is dangerous for the child to get the shots done too close together or get a booster before they have had the actual primary vaccination. This is why you should always have the records on hand, and make sure that your doctor or clinic has an updated record.

2. Avoid Giving A Fever Reducer Before, Or After, The Vaccinations

Some parents got into the habit of giving their child a medication such as Tylenol before or after the shots. Although this seemed to the help the child relax, it can actually prevent the vaccination from working completely.

The goal of the immunization is to get the body to have a response from their immune system. You want the child's body to kick into gear and make the antibodies to fight the strain of disease that has been injected into their system. When you give the child a fever reducer, it suppresses the immune system so that the body doesn't have as good of a response.

This is why many medical professionals recommend you hold off giving the child any kind of medication until after the vaccination. Then watch the child closely and if they run a low-grade fever, still avoid medication. However, if the child runs a high fever, and/or seems to be uncomfortable, then you can give them some pain relief.

These are just a couple things you can do ensure your child is getting the best care possible.