Emily - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Has anyone experienced any side effects in their child after the Dtap shot? My son is 8 1/2 months old and due for his 4th Dtap shot in a couple weeks. The first two times he received the shot he cried and was inconsolable almost the entire day after the shot (on and off). I called his doc and he said this can unfortunately happen but is no cause for alarm. The 3rd time he was just a bit fussy the day after with no bouts of crying. Now doing research on the CDC & AAP websites, crying for more than 3 hours after the shot is listed as an uncommon side effect that only happens to 1 in 1,000 children and they recommend you do not get the whole Dtap in the future just the Dt leave the P out? A couple other sites say if this side effect occurs discuss future vaccination with your doc. not partially vaccinate. Confusing...
My son did have colic so maybe that is why he didn't react so severely the 3rd time when his colic was gone... but I find it odd that his colic started pretty much the day after his first Dtap shot (maybe it wasn't colic?)
Any who, I will be discussing this with his doc but wanted to see if any of you other Moms had experienced this type of side effect in your children after Dtap? If so do you continue to get your child the full Dtap vaccine?
Any input greatly appreciated :D