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Immunisation: preventing illness & disease

Immunisation is the only effective way to protect your child against many harmful diseases. It not only ensures that your child will be far less likely to catch diseases, but it is also important in eradicating the disease. If enough people are immunised, the disease will no longer spread in the community and will eventually die out. Be mindful that babies and children can develop a mild fever after vaccinations.

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Common side effects of immunisation:

  • Low-grade fever
  • Soreness, swelling and redness in the area where the injection was given
  • Drowsiness or tiredness
  • Muscle pains
  • Loss of appetite

What to do

  • Give your child extra fluids to drink
  • Dress your child in light, comfortable clothes to avoid overheating

The routine use of paracetamol before or at the time of immunisation is no longer recommended due to the use of better vaccines with fewer side effects. However, speak with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse regarding the use of paracetamol if you are concerned about side effects like pain and fever.

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What diseases should my baby be immunised against?

Some babies require vaccinations tailored to their specific needs. Always discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with a healthcare professional.

Always read the label before use.

If you want to get a superior quality medicine, please purchase medicine with certified stamp register number CAM R4 2712 IP-04 (Panadol 500), CAM R2 0011 IP-10 (Panadol Extra), CAM R2 0012 IP-10 (Panadol Cold&Flu) in pharmacy and sub-pharmacy with permits and logo issued by the ministry of Health. The advertisement is already approved by Health Authority. If any side effect from using this medicine, please report to department of Medicine via telephone no. 012 673 268/ 089 498 883 or Email or Website and Contact Number from DKSH Company DKSH 067 555 752

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