Archive for the Vaccination (Children) Category

Considering alternatives to vaccinations

With more and more childhood vaccinations and boosters being introduced every year, many parents, concerned about possible side effects, are looking for alternatives. Homeopathy is one of the most commonly considered alternatives to vacc.. Read More

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Answering commonly asked questions

Vaccinations are a hot topic among parents. While everyone wants to protect their baby from serious illnesses, parents naturally want to be absolutely sure that the jabs their baby receives are absolutely safe. Parents quite rightly ask que.. Read More

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Dealing with side effects

Minor side effects after immunisations are relatively common, but they’re usually short-lived. Your child may get redness and swelling at the site of the injection, have a fever, feel unwell, or seem generally out of sorts. A slight rash,.. Read More

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What to expect on the day

You will probably be sent a reminder when your baby’s jabs are due. In the UK, the vaccination programme starts at age 2 months, with further doses at 3, and 4 months of age. Three vaccine doses are given to ensure that your child’s bod.. Read More

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Explaining how jabs work

Immunity from a disease occurs naturally when, for example, your child catches an infectious disease such as chicken pox. Your child’s immune system launches an assault on the virus by forming antibodies against it. After the immune syste.. Read More

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Available vaccines

It may seem that your child is offered an awful lot of immunizations in the first year or two of life. However, that’s because an awful lot of nasty germs are out there, and kids need protection! Many of these infections cause far worse c.. Read More

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