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Can I go for painful vaccines if first two doses were painless

Discussion in 'Infants' started by akjain84, May 9, 2015.

  1. akjain84

    akjain84 New IL'ite

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    My baby's 1st two doses of immunization vaccines were painless (Pentaxim). The 3rd dose (14 weeks) is due now.

    I have heard a lot on communities & parents views that painless is less effective in long run (and also probably its banned in India).

    So I though of going with Painful (EasyFive TT)

    My question is - is if fine and safe to go with painful vaccines if the starting 2 doses were painless.



    Please suggest.
    Thanks in advance


     
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  2. sanjuruby3

    sanjuruby3 Gold IL'ite

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    In US, we do not have painful painless categories..none that I know of.. So I would suggest to talk to ped about it.
     
  3. tashidelek2002

    tashidelek2002 IL Hall of Fame

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    The injection pain is from the type of medicine that is given that time. Some types are painful, some are not. Even for adults, for example, the DPT (diphtheria, polio, tetanus) is going to be painful when injected and then give you a sore arm. Others are a total non-event like the one for hepatitis.
     
  4. Ganthimathi

    Ganthimathi Gold IL'ite

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    It is true that painless vaccine is less effective against one particular disease alone that is Pertussis (Whooping cough). You can go for painful vaccine now. No problem.
     
  5. ramyaramani

    ramyaramani Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    By default the vaccines in US are of the painless type.
     

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