Category Archives: Immunisation

Questions about vaccinating your children

Painkillers/Antipyretics for pain/fever in children

Paracetamol This is perhaps best known to parents as Calpol (UK and Ireland), Panadol or Crocin (Australia) or Tylenol (in the States), however, there are other brand names. There are two different preparations of Calpol depending on age (120mg/ 5mls or 250mg/5mls) so make sure to clarify what the parent has at home. Paracetamol can […]

Peanut Immunotherapy (desensitisation)

There have been recent trials for Peanut Immunothearpy, which have been quite successful. Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanuts is also being trailled and if successful, will be veru useful, as many children who are allergic to Peanuts, do not want to eat Peanut for the desensitisation. https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/about-us/news-events/2018-news/20181119-landmark-study-peanut-allergy.aspx Currently, the only clinic that I can find offering […]

Please give Paracetamol AFTER vaccination.

From BNF for children Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants (see also Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants) Paracetamol by mouth Child 2–3 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated once after 4–6 hours if necessary (dose can be repeated twice for meningococcal B vaccine) Child 4 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated after 4–6 hours (max. 4 doses […]