Second Phase of Infant Immunization (DTP, Hep B, Hib and Polio + Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccines)

This was the photo I took of the baby thermometer to send my husband who was at work. It was the first time she’s gotten a fever and I was relieved to find out that her temperature was normal again. Ahalya had her second phase of immunization yesterday, at 2 months. And as predicted by her paediatrician (even as the injections were being administered), she got a high fever soon after. Since then, it has remained high, fluctuating occasionally. It broke my heart to watch my little angel whimper and cry as I held her in my arms. But since two or three hours ago, the fever has subsided and I’m relieved. I know it isn’t a big deal and that it is a normal reaction in an infant, having received vaccinations for DTP, Hep B, Hib and Polio + Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccines. But as a first time mom I couldn’t help but be a little scared. This was her second phase of immunization after the BCG Vaccine, injected soon after birth.

PS – to see what the most updated baby immunization schedule is in Sri Lanka, contact The Sri Lanka Medical Council who publishes the most up to date recommendations for infants/children.

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