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#1 lafonda

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

DS is having his 4yo immunization at 9am on a usual daycare day.

Would you send him to daycare afterwards or keep him home?

#2 CallMeFeral

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

I would do them on a day that he could stay home.

#3 libbylu

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

DS had his on the way home from daycare in the afternoon.


#4 niggles goes feral

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

If it helps you decide, DD had a very sore arm for the rest of the day so it helped that she didn't have to go anywhere or do anything.

#5 FeralEsme

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

Mine would go to daycare.

#6 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:01 PM

My 4 year old gets very anxious over needles... over anything medical really. If it were me and he had daycare that day I would let him stay home.

#7 Carmen02

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

i would keep him home, DS had a reaction and a really sore arm after his.

#8 imamumto3

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

my 2 fainted with theirs.  we had a quiet day after having thm in the morning.  both had been fine with the previous needles, I think it was the fact that they were more aware with what was happening

#9 tres-chic

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

Both my DSs were completely unfazed by the needles and would have been more upset about missing out on pre-school so in our case I'd let them go, if they felt OK.

#10 Leha

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

My DD was absolutely hysterical afterwards and I had to cancel my evening soccer game to stay home with her. Depends on your child but I would do it after daycare.

#11 4kidlets

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

I would send them to day care myself.

I have vaccinated hundreds of 4 year olds and never had one that fainted or was hysterical (not saying it cant happen, just is very unusual) and no reason a 4 year old should have any more of a sore arm than an older person - the high school kids get theirs at school and just go back to class and carry on as usual afterwards.


Unless there is any problem when she has them,  I would not keep her home.

#12 Soontobegran

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

Mine carried on their normal day following immunisations.
I guess it depends on the child but if they've not reacted to previous injections then I don't think they need to stay home just in case.
Only you know how your child will be OP
Good luck.

#13 Therese

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

We did them on a no preschool day.

#14 SeaPrincess

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

I would probably do them on a non-daycare day, but  had no issues.  When I read this, I suddenly thought DS2 hadn't had his, but I remember now when they were done.

#15 Bel Rowley

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

I did DD's on a day with no commitments, she wasn't ill but she was quite upset and had a sore arm. I liked being able to take her to do something special afterwards, and I don't think she would've been happy if I'd dropped her straight off at child care.

#16 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Our daycare requires that you don't bring a child in for 24 hours after injections in case of a reaction or fever.

Saying that, my DD was completely fine after her 4 year old needles.

#17 Freddie'sMum

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

My (then) 4 year old was completely hysterical by the needles so I was pleased we did it on non-daycare day.



#18 vanessa71

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

I am obviously mean as I took DD out of kinder and she went and had her needles, I took her straight back to kinder after it. FWIW, she was fine.


#19 Floral Arrangement

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Send him to daycare. My 2 younger ones recently had their 4 year old injections and had absolutely no drama, not even tears. Any symptoms will show up 5-10 days after anyway. This is what the Nurse told us at the time.

#20 lafonda

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for all the replies, I will wait and see how he goes.

#21 Indi

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 26/11/2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not if the needle goes in wrong and the arm blows up like a balloon. We had a nightmare of a time with the 4yo shots. It took me + 2 doctors to hold him down to do the second arm and hysterical doesn't even begin to cover how upset he was.

My bold.  Our doctor does both injections at once, either nurse and doctor, 2 doctors or 2 nurses.  Over and done with in one go then, much easier on the child.

#22 Floral Arrangement

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Ferdinand, I have 5 kids and I have been lucky enough to not have the reaction you have spoken about. That is scary. I believe the 5-10 days is when the live virus which is in the immunisation has well and truly gone into your system and there can be a reaction, we didn't have that either.

Wouldn't the 15 minutes after be as a precaution the the actual injection more a localised reaction? The only time I have had an upset baby was 18 years ago when dd1 was 2 or 4 months old and she had a raised temp, slept a fair bit and was out of sorts lasted less than a day if I recall.

I guess I was saying that in my recent experience (July) of having 2 x 4 year old's done (they are not genetically related to us or each other as they are in our care) we had nothing at all, no tears, no reaction no symptoms once the immunisation was in the system.

#23 4kidlets

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE
Oh, also, if symptoms of a reaction are going to take days to appear, why do they make you wait at least 15 minutes after the shots before leaving the clinic?


You are asked to wait initially in case of an anaphylactic reaction which will happen in the first few minutes.
very rare but medical emergency if it does happen.

Also in case of post injection fainting, caused by anxiety let down afterwards,can occasionally happen although more so with adults.

Reactions like rash, fever, localised soreness/redness etc will happen over next 24 hours -rash from MMR and Varicella can appear a week later.

When I do the school clinics, we have 2 nurses and do each injection simultaneously, one nurse does each arm - many surgeries wont have the luxury of 2 nurses though and so 1 nurse will give one injection then the other.

I find 4 year olds are usually good - they are old enough to get what is happening and understand it hurts for a minute - but young enough to fall for flattery of How brave they are and bribery of a jellybaby afterwards wink.gif

#24 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 26/11/2012, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would do them when he could stay home.

this for us.  DD1 was sent to daycare in the morning, I picked her up after lunch and we got her shots done.  Then we went back home for the rest of the afternoon.  I'll probably do the same for DD2 in a few months time.




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