Immunization is a routine part of our children’s health visits and can be distressing for both parents and their children. Continue reading for more information about what we offer at our practice.
Here is a copy of our immunization card which has a list of all vaccines offered at Frontier Kids Care. We have the routine vaccines given by the Ministry of Health, including the new pneumococcal vaccine. There are also some extra vaccines which are not offered in the Health Clinics so just ask for any more information you may need.
We use a distraction technique called imaginative medicine to allay anxiety before shots are given in the older children. For the babies, a cuddle after shots is all that is needed!
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol or Panadol) may be given if a fever develops. To calculate the dose, multiply your child’s weight in kg x 10.
- Therefore, an 8 kg child, gets 80 mg = 1 dropper.
- You may expect a small lump which may last for months in injections to muscle. For any pain and swelling that may occur, put an ice pack and give some panadol. Do not rub the area.
- Extreme swelling and redness, or very high fever, should be reported right away!
MMR(Measles/Mumps/Rubella) and Yellow Fever vaccines are usually given in batches as the mixed vial only lasts 24hrs. Check our calendar to see our MMR/YF dates