Recently my baby have gone through Vaccination process of 6 weeks, wherein total 2 injections were given with one oral drop, provided vaccine is Pentavac PFS which was very painful for my baby boy and over a night he was just crying due to fever and vaccine pain on two thais.
Recently i came to Know that there is Painless and fever less vaccine is available in market and that is Pentaxim, helps child for painless Vaccination and and comparatively less fever then Pentavac vaccine. Obviously price of Pentaxim is more.
Now my question is, shall i go for Pentaxim on second scheduled Vaccination (14 weeks) ? I am bit worried about go or not to go for painless vaccine, as first dose was given is pentavac & subsequent will be Pentaxim. Is there any side effects or problem involved in it, if i will follow above process.
Dear Parent!! Pentavac PFS gives better immunity than Pentaxim besides being cheaper. Read http://vaccinebox.com/how-effective-is-painless-dtp-vaccine/
Pain and fever can be managed by over the counter paracetamol. According to new IAP recommendations, DTaP or painless vaccines should no longer be given to infants now.
If you feel your baby is highly allergic to it and cannot bear the pain in spite of giving medicines, then you may discuss with your doctor and consider giving painless in future. There will not be any side effects of switching the vaccine, only immunity provided by the expensive vaccine will be less and it is definitely not worth the cost.