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Vaccine at 4-6 years old

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VACCINES AT 4 TO 6 YEARS

WHAT VACCINES WILL MY CHILD GET?
At 4-6 years of age, your child should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
-Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (5th dose)
-Polio (IPV) (4th dose)
-Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (2nd dose)
-Chickenpox (Varicella) (2nd dose)
-Influenza (Flu) (every year)

After vaccinations, sometimes children have mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site, a rash, or a fever. These reactions are normal and will soon go away.

AFTER YOUR CHILD GETS A VACCINATION
-Read the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) your healthcare professional gave you to learn about side effects your child may experience.
-Pay extra attention to your child for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your child’s doctor.
-Sometimes children have mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site, a rash, or a fever. These reactions are normal and will soon go away.
TREAT MILD REACTIONS FROM VACCINES:
-Use a cool, damp cloth to help reduce redness, soreness, and/or swelling at the injection site.
-Reduce fever with a cool sponge bath.
-Ask your child’s doctor if you can give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever.

Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases