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Do I really need to let my baby have a vacine vacinations baby jabs

iStock_familyshould I let my baby have a vaccine vaccinations inoculations or baby jabs?

In the first year babies in the UK  are offered vaccinations against some of the dangerous diseases out there.diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Hib are the first ones given. in the past children queued up for ages with their parents outside health centers as new vaccines became available on the market. here is a list of some of the vaccinations given with a brief history when they were introduced.

Diphtheria vaccinations began in 1940, pertussis in 1950s, BCG in 1953, polio in 1958, tetanus in 1961, measles in 1968, rubella in 1970, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in 1988, meningitis C (MenC) in 1999 and pneumococcus in 2006.  In 2008 human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines introduced into the childhood vaccination schedule. Rotavirus and shingles inoculations were added to the programme quite recently in 2013.

so does it hurt babies having a vaccination ?

the first one maybe not as the baby doesn’t really understand whats happening but the next time baby will cry as it becomes aware of the needle pain.As a parent you want to cry for them as you know its for the best but don’t like to see them upset.

Some babies don’t tolerate vaccinations and become really ill for weeks so it puts some parents off into not continuing any more.The health visitors persist they are done but if baby is allergic to any ingredient speak to your doctor for more advice before stopping any further injections altogether.

Click here to see the regular vaccination schedules for babies

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