DS just went for his 3 year check-up and had to get a new shot. :( We weren't prepared for this, but apparenlty the new pneumococcal vaccine was developed in 2010 and now covers 13 strains of the virus as opposed to the old vaccine which only covered 7. All children under the age of 5 who got the old shot (before 2010) are being recommended to get the new one. That was my child. :(
He handled it well, no tears, but spiked a good fever last night and has a very sore arm.
Just didn't want anyone to be surprised if you are heading to the doctor soon!
Well, we're now 3 days post shot and his arm is still sore. He has an half-moon shaped red mark on his arm under the shot that is warm to the touch. DH says he had the same thing when he got his last tetanus shot. He seems to be ok this morning, but at night and when he's tired, he's a pill.
I wish they had told me all these side effects, I would have postponed the shot until after his birthday weekend.
Awww...poor baby :( My middle child always spikes high fevers when he gets vaccines and is very allergic to motrin/aspirin products...anyways...doctor has stopped vaxing him at the moment because of that ;)