Vaccine Complications

Most side effects from vaccines are very mild. They're usually just some redness or swelling at the injection site. You can manage these by putting a cool washcloth on the skin to reduce the swelling.

Severe allergic reactions are very rare and are usually because of an allergy to Gelatin or Eggs (less then 1% of population), which are common ingredients in vaccines. Watch your child closely after they recieve their first shots and look for these symptoms:

Problems breathing
Low blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Pale skin
Throat swelling

If they have any of these things call your doctor right away. They could be having a reaction even if it's been a few days since the shot.

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I'm the proud mama of my daughter Avery, born on June 6, 2013. I'm 26 years old, I work from home as a graphic designer, I will be testing for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2015. My husband, Derek, and I have been happily married for 3 years.