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How to get a cheaper pcv (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine )for my 4 month old baby as first dose.?

How to get a cheaper pcv (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine )for my 4 month old baby as first dose.?

Vaccines for childre: For those not covered by any insurance at all, on medicaid or chips, you can get vaccines at no cost at many providers or the health department .There is often an administration fee for the uninsured. Since the raw cost of the vaccine from the producer approaches $150 per dose, you are not going to find anyone willing to give it away. ...Read more

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What is considered a temperature in 4 month old..does vaccinations raises temperature??

What is considered a temperature in 4 month old..does vaccinations raises temperature??

100.4: 100.4 F or 38 C is generally considered the threshold for the fever, regardless of age. Low-grade temperature can be a response to a vaccine, and some vaccines, such as the standard DTaP shot, can sometimes produce a high-grade fever. ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously). DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis) PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate Polio Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b Rotavirus +/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously). DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis) PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate Polio Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b Rotavirus +/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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What can I give my 4-month-old for a fever after vaccines?

What can I give my 4-month-old for a fever after vaccines?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can use tylenol, or the generic acetaminophen, for fever for this situation. Motrin is not to be used under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Can the vaccines cause my 4-month-old to run a fever?

Can the vaccines cause my 4-month-old to run a fever?

YES: Yes - vaccines cause an immune response to what is contained in the vaccine. This may, and may not, include having a fever. Usually, a fever related to vaccines will last up to 3-4 days and not be terribly severe. Any fever that is very high, or any time the child is acting very ill, even after vaccines, you should discuss the situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Why do So?: Better late than never. Delaying vaccines have been demonstrated to increase the risk of obtaining the disease while " waiting" in addition, studies have shown that when delayed, the vaccins are often never given at all. Unless there is a specific medical reason to wait, it only has a downside with no upside whatsoever. ...Read more

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My 4 month old just got his 2nd rotavirus vaccine. First time diahrea for a week. This time he already has bad gas with gas pains. Is this common?

My 4 month old just got his 2nd rotavirus vaccine. First time diahrea for a week. This time he already has bad gas with gas pains. Is this common?

Not common: I am assuming you are asking if these are common side effects of immunization for rotavirus. For side effects, I'm thinking these are likely (common) side effects. Rotavirus affects the GI tract, so it is assumed any "priming of the immune system" by a vaccine may have a GI focus for side effects. From a population standpoint, it is uncommon (but not rare) to get side effects like this ...Read more

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