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What is the difference between painful and painless vaccinations?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

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Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hi,
My lil twelve weeks old baby is due for her vaccination....We werent aware of the option during her sixth week vaccination..

can u pls guide
1. what is difference between painful n painless vaccination?
2. which one is better for baby's immunity?

birthweight :3.8kg
present weight : 6.2 kg
active baby
pee count : more than 10+

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I need more information please

Detailed Answer:
Hi... I would like to -
1. The exact date of birth?
2. What brand of vaccine have you given her at 6 weeks?
3. Were there any adverse reactions like - loss of consciousness. sudden laxity of the body/ seizures?

Please get back to me with answers so that I can guide you better.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 14 hours later
hi doctor,
her dob is oct 21, 2017. there was no reaction or side effects to her sixth week vaccine except for lil pain after 2-3 hrs.

she was given hexaxim

please find attached pic of her thirteeth week vaccination today.

are painless vaccinations not good for immuntiy?
thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on painless and painful vaccines

Detailed Answer:
Hi... thank you for getting back with the requested information.

Some of the recent literature suggests that sometimes the painless vaccinations on the long run may not have good immunity against Pertussis.

But this may not be entirely true also. I can tell you that in United States of XXXXXXX they have been following only Hexaxim or Pentaxim, which are painless vaccines for the past 10 years to 15 years. If the report that painless vaccines are less immunogenic is true, they would have shifted to painful vaccinations long back.

But XXXXXXX Academy of Pediatrics recommends only painful vaccines based on the literature that painless vaccines or less immunogenic.

As a pediatrician when I am administering vaccines, I give my patient's parents both the options and also put the facts before them and let the kid's parents decide on which vaccine they have to go ahead with.

If you ask my personal opinion I do not have any personal preference to either of these vaccines.

I am open to further discussion and if you have any further queries I am happy to help.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 7 minutes later
thankyou
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Never mind

Detailed Answer:
I wish your kid a bright future ahead. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link.

Once the page opens there will be an option below my image as – ASK ME A QUESTION – click on it.

Please find the link below -

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Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
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