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What is the difference between painful and painless vaccination?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello Doctor... My baby is now 4 weeks... in 6 weeks vaccination I confused whether to go for painful or painless vaccination... are both vaccination equally effective ... please suggest which one to take
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Go for the painful one

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

If you go by my suggestion, I would insist you to go for the painful vaccine (DTwP) and not the so called painless variety (DTaP). Although both are effective, the former is more immunogenic (more effect, more reaction like fever).

Let me know if I could help further.

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