Immunization is a routine part of our children’s health visits. Vaccines are essential to keeping your child safe.
Our lollipops do help in making the pain go away…remember the song Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!
Below is a copy of our immunization card with the vaccines given at specific ages. We follow guidelines from the Ministry of Health and have some additional vaccines not available in the public service.
Teenage vaccines usually given at 11yrs and older include tetanus (dT) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
We use a distraction technique called imaginative medicine to allay anxiety before shots are given in the older children. Check it out in these 2 videos. For the babies, a cuddle after shots is all that is needed!
- Follow guidelines for giving panadol on our fever guidelines article
- If a lump develops, leave alone as it goes away on its own.
- Extreme swelling and redness, or very high fever, should be reported right away!
Yellow Fever vaccines and sometimes MMR(Measles/Mumps/Rubella) are usually given in batches as the mixed vial only lasts 1 day. Please try to keep the appointments for these vaccine as unused vaccines have to be discarded
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