Vaccine reactions

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-03-2011
Vaccine reactions
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 4:31pm

Have you or someone you know ever had a reaction to a vaccine? Was it mild or serious?

~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2007
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 12:02pm
I realize this is old, but my 2 year old had high fever for 4 days, his leg at injection site was swollen and blood red from his hip to shin, he screamed for 2 days straight.. i would also like to mention for over a month he stopped interacting with me or anyone for that matter.. and the ped. Had the nerve to tell me it was normal! I delayed his shots after that.. my 1st son had all of his shot on time.. 2nd is now caught up.. and my 3rd baby will be delayed...
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 6:33am

My co-worker Just had a flu shot not too long ago. She has Celiac and has had a very rough year with many different health issues. About an hour or so after she got the flu shot (got it at work), she started having an allergic reaction. She had a friend come and pick her up from work and ended up in the ER. Her throat was closing up on her.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 5:03pm

My first son had a reaction. The first two shots were considered mild - high fevers, sore swollen arms, relentless crying. Considered normal.

When he got his three set of needles, he had extremely high fever, high-pitched screaming and convulsions. I took him to the hospital and they said that was perfectly normal. This was back in 1975.

I did a lot of research years later, and consider myself and my son lucky that there was no long-term damage ( that I know of)

When my son's child was born, with his first set of needles, the baby stopped breathing. They had to rush him to the hospital. Now my grandson has a legal document from the Ministry of Health that he cannot be vaccinated.