Yes i had my son done and in my cause no side effects but i know a mum whos son had no feeling in his legs for a day or so but soon over came this problem. his totally fine know. i consider our selfs lucking that we are able to vaccine our children aganist the horrible things. and it is very low risks of your child having any side effects and want to have my son done for chicken pox but i'm expecting so i can't but will asap.
goodluck childrens health should always came first!
Tracy, NSW,12mth & expecting
It does make you wonder though, what is in these vaccinations to immunise against the diseases.
Gabriella, Chiara & angel called home
My Dr recommended it to be done at 12 months. Although i THINK it can be done from 4 months,
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m
Someone asked what's in them. It can vary but is sometimes a dead form of the virus. a live and attenuated form which can't replicate or some small part of the virus like bits of the protein coat that surrounds the DNA or RNA of the virus. I'm less sure about the bacteria ones but something similar I guess. The body then builds up an immune response so that if the real thing gets in the body can easily attack it and kill it without getting sick. I truly believe it's worth it and much safer for my daughter than risking any of the illnesses and also worth it for us as a community as well. I know I'd never forgive myself if Gabby's immunisations weren't up to date and she passed an illness on to a baby who was too young to be immunised. So many of these can be fatal to a young baby.
That's my 2 cents worth in response to a simple question <grin>. One of my many faults.
Karen, mum to Gabrielle 1/9/03, #2 edd 24/8/05
member since 2004