In this article you will find:
- What is the first vaccine that should be applied?
- Discomfort after the vaccination
Vaccines are designed to contribute to the body of your baby immunity, preventing some viruses attack your body, providing the necessary protection against serious diseases such as tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, or influenza. All the vaccines are fundamental to the health of a baby, for this reason is the most important part of the controls with the pediatrician.
What is the first vaccine that should be applied?
“The vaccine BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), is the first vaccine given to newborns, is a single dose, and serves to prevent meningitis and disseminated tb, this vaccine elicits an immune response in the body of the baby against any disease, once the antibodies produced by the vaccine are activated, they will be ready to cope with any outbreak you want to jeopardize your health,” explains the midwife, White Ossa and Bernardita Donoso, specialists in obstetrics.
Discomfort after the vaccination
- It may be that the baby is more restless and fussy throughout the day.
- Redness or little swelling in the area of the arm injected, it is advisable to place an ice pack wrapped in a wipe to relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation.
- Fever may be present after you vaccinate the baby, but generally, the BCG vaccine does not cause fever, but it be the case, call your doctor.
As well as the BCG vaccine, there are other fundamental to providing protection to the organism:
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Pentavalent (DTP-HB-Hib)
- Quadruple (DTP + Hib)
- Sabin oral (OPV or polio)
- Triple viral (SRP)
- Triple bacterial (DTP)
- Anti hepatitis A
- The most convenient is to apply the BCG to your little one before leaving the clinic or maternity leave.
- If vaccines your baby with the BCG after the three months, you will have to be subjected to a skin test of tuberculin.
- It is necessary for the mother to keep the calendar of vaccination, it is also important that parents ask their doctor what is the next step.