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Your infant (newborn to 12 months) is less likely to be uncomfortable or upset after getting a shot if he or she is not hungry or tired. You can also help your baby during and after the shot by providing gentle comfort and reassurance.
The following strategies may help you.
The following strategies may help decrease discomfort related to immunizations in your toddler (12 months to 3 years) or young child (3 to 9 years).
Talk generally about the visit, but don't talk about the immunization.
When your school-age child or teen needs immunizations, talk with them about what to expect. Address any misconceptions. This may help reduce the discomfort of injections.
Current as of:
July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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