Sarh - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
Did you give/get your baby the Varicella vaccine? Do you plan to?
My daughter had the chicken poxs naturally at about 10m so I didn't have to worry about the vaccine.
My son is 7 months old and I know I have some time still, but I would like to know if you did or did not vaccinate your child for Varicella.
He had a viral reaction to his 6m shots (on December 14th, I think) which started with a rash, then a slight cough here and there, runny nose and on December 27th he started with a fever continual for about 3days. He now has a horrible cough and I believe a sore throat (can't ask a 7m old), his runny nose is bad and a little nasal congestion.
Another question I have is did you just get all the scheduled immunizations? If not what didN'T you get and why? I looked them up on the American Academy of Pediatrics and I can't figure out what to do. I don't want him to have another reaction or even a worse reaction. There is also a family history of allergies to medications including antibiotics, I know there is only a small amount of antibiotics in the vaccines, but I'm still afraid that small trace amount might affect baby and cause a reaction.
PLEASE HELP! I was young when my daughter was a baby and just got what the pediatrician said she was getting and needed.