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Birth – 6 years
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|DISEASE SYMPTOMS||DISEASE COMPLICATIONS|
|Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Diptheria – Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck
Tetanus – Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever
Pertussis – Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)
|Diptheria – Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death
Tetanus – Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death
Pertussis – Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
|Hepatitis A (HepA)||May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine||Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders|
|Hepatitis B (HepB)||May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain||Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer|
|Haemophilus Influenzae, type B (Hib)||May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood||Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death|
|Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)||Mumps – Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain
Measles - Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pinkeye
Rubella – Children infected with rubella virus sometimes have a rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes
|Mumps – Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord) , encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness
Measles – Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
Rubella – Very serious in pregnant women—can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects
|Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)||May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)||Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death|
|Polio (IPV)||May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache||Paralysis, death|
|Rotavirus (RV)||Diarrhea, fever, vomiting||Severe diarrhea, dehydration|
|Chicken Pox (Varicella)||Rash, tiredness, headache, fever||Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)|
|Influenza (Flu)||Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue||Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)|
9 years to 18 years
|VACCINE||DISEASE SYMPTOMS||DISEASE COMPLICATIONS|
|Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap)||see above||see above|
|Meningococcal (strains ACW and Y)||Fever, headache, neck stiffness||Disease kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100|
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV)||May be no symptoms||Numerous cancers (cervical, vulvar, anal, throat, penile) and genital warts|
|Influenza (Flu)||see above||see above|
|Meningococcal (strain B)||Fever, headache, neck stiffness||Disease kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100|
Sometimes children experience mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site, a rash or a fever. These reactions are normal and will soon go away. The following tips will help you identify and minimize mild side effects.
- Review the Vaccine Information Statements (available above on this page) that outline which side effects might be expected.
- Use a cool, wet cloth to reduce redness, soreness, and swelling in the place where the shot was given.
- Reduce any fever with a cool sponge bath. If your doctor approves, give non-aspirin pain reliever.
- Give your child lots of liquid. It’s normal for some children to eat less during the 24 hours after getting vaccines.
- Pay extra attention to your child for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call us (301) 777-2722.