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09/05/2013 at 21:02
THIS IS NOT AN MMR DEBATE QUESTION!
E will be due her 13 months jabs soon-ish which I think is a couple of boosters and her MMR. I don't work Wednesdays so thinking to book her in a Wednesday morning then take Thursday and Friday off so she has 5 days with me in case of a bad reaction. I've just read though that reactions can be upto 10 days.
What do you reckon? Should we arrange cover for longer after the immunisations? Or would she be OK to go to nursery the following Monday?
09/05/2013 at 21:09
It wouldnt cross my mind to book time off just in case she has a reaction. If she reacts she reacts and respond accordingly. If i remeber correctly A had a reaction about 10-12 days afterwards but was fine immediately after. I don't think her reaction warranted time away from her childminder though.
09/05/2013 at 21:13
F was really poorly after his, it started within 24 hours and lasted about 10 days. T and R had no reaction at all. I'd not plan any time off work and just play it by ear if you can.
09/05/2013 at 21:45
I used to get an 830am appointment and then drop them off at nursery and go to work
09/05/2013 at 21:52
It didn't even cross my mind to take any time off. It was tough enough getting him there as they were booked for my second day back to work after 13 months of mat leave! A didn't react at all, not even a rash, was in nursery the next day.
09/05/2013 at 21:59
P had hers recently. Initially i thought she had a considerable reaction about 4/5 days afterwards BUT we subsequently all got ill and so i think it was just a badly timed bug. Most people i know have had no reaction at all with their children, i'd certainly not book time off work in advance. There is a very large chance she'll be absolutely fine.
09/05/2013 at 22:24
C had the text book reactions with a slight rash etc. but not until about a week later. Both mine had their MMR last Friday and have so far been fine. I sent C to pre-school as normal in the afternoon. I was more concerned about S (6 months and having it early at my request due to the issues in S Wales) but it was C who had a reaction in that her whole thigh swelled up (it didn't stop her dancing all night at a wedding though). When I checked the red book, that was the leg of the pre-school booster, so nothing to do with the MMR. The nurse did say as it was a live vaccine, it was common for symptoms to be 7 to 10 days afterwards. As everyone else has said, I wouldn't bother booking the time off work, but see how she is.
10/05/2013 at 07:35
TBH I think it'd be overkill to book time off in case. O was fine after his jab but v poorly 2wks after (thoygh think.this may have.been a coincidence and combined virus & teething instead. In the 5 days post jab he was his happy cheery self
10/05/2013 at 08:09
I wouldn't book time off in case of reaction. None of mine have had any reactions to any of the jabs so far but H only had his 13 months jabs 2 weeks ago. From what I remember the nurse said as well as short term side effects, he could come out with a rash or other symptoms around 5 weeks and 8 weeks after the jabs so it's not just the couple of days/weeks afterwards. I'd play it by ear and see how LO reacts, if at all.
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