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Infant has fever. Given penatavac, vaccined. worry?

Last month (1 and half month old baby) had taken to a doc and had given pentavac and my baby cried alot had fever for 3 days.. today i took my 2 and half month old baby to the another paedetrician doc.. he offered the painless vaccination for the 5 diseases... I was sure i read pentacin on the name of the vaccine.. but cant fnd such an injec on google.. am a bit worried.. my baby didnt cry much when the injec was given .. and no fever.. should i worry???
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
The injection which was given second time was Pentaxim from Sanofi Pasteur.This is a painless shot against
Haemophilus influenza and

This vaccine is also called a gentle vaccine because it does not have side effect of fever which your child suffered from the earlier vaccine.The pain is eliminated by using acellular Pertusis component in it.So just relax and don't worry you have made a right choice in giving your child this vaccine.

Take care.
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
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Relax,your baby was given painless vaccination which has acellular pertussis component after which there is negligible pain and fever at 2 and half months of age and is equally effective.
At age of 1 and half month he was given pentavac which has whole cell vaccine and there is pain and fever after it.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
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