Of late there’s been a little bit of chat about it online – enough to make me wonder a little bit. Not so much about whether or not we should get the girls immunised (a parental and public duty in my opinion) but what the side effects were going to be like. Russell Brown catalogues some bad cases; and it seems that Karl and Shelly haven’t had a lot of fun with young Marcus judging by Karl’s quote on Russell Brown’s followup.
But after reading the Medsafe information sheet (and talking to our paediatrician cousin – thanks Jo!) it seemed to me that the likely reactions were all things we’d encountered before on previous immunisations: bad sleeping, grumpiness etc etc, with a fairly low likelihood of anything worse.
Here’s hoping, anyway. Bella (4.5) and Rosa (2) got their jabs today. Becky gave them some Pamol before the shots, and they’ve had some more since… and but for complaints of sore arms they’re fine so far. The big test will be tonight – with luck they’ll sleep through OK.