If your child doesn't get shots
he or she could get very sick. Your child could get a disease that causes:
problems and lung damage
Shots can prevent these 10
After your child receives his or her shots, it
is normal for your child to:
red or sore where the shot was given
Have a slight fever
Your child will feel better in a day or two.
Call the health department or other health
provider if your child:
Is very sleepy and hard to wake up
Is very pale or limp
Cries for 3 or more hours
Jerks or cannot control how he or she moves
Keep a record of your child's shots!
Please talk with your health care
provider to make sure your child has all the shots he or she needs. It is up to
you to make sure your child gets every shot he or she needs.
You may also see if you can combine shots. Sometimes, 2 or more shots can be
combined. This will mean less pain for your child and less hassle for you.
Never skip shots!
It usually is safe for your child to get shots if
he or she is a little sick. If you go to your health-care because your child is
not feeling well, see if your child needs any shots.
Make up for missed shots.
If your child misses a shot, talk to your
health-care provider the next time you go. Missed shots can be made up!
to December Schedule (adobe Acrobat file) for childhood immunization can be
found by clicking here.
Updated on 08/12/2004