Vaccination of children: What instructions do pediatricians give and what should parents pay attention to
Pediatricians inform parents about vaccinating children
A child prepares to receive a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine as the Chilean sanitary authority continue the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease for 6 to 11-year-olds, in Santiago, Chile October 29, 2021. REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Panhellenic Federation of Freelance Pediatricians informs the parents of children who have symptoms of infection (fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea) or are generally unwell, before vaccinating their child against the disease covid-19, talk to their pediatrician first and ask them to examine it.
With schools open and society in full mobility, the flu and respiratory infections during this period will afflict much of the child population, the federation said in a statement.
What the symptoms may mean
"It is not uncommon for a cough to be the result of bronchitis or pneumonia, or even infection with the micron variant of the coronavirus.", the doctors note.
For those who have a fever on the day of vaccination, or 1-2 days before, let them contact the pediatrician who monitors them. Let them ask him to consider them and in case he advises them to postpone the vaccination, to follow his advice.
"Vaccinate your children against it Covid-19. The Pfizer vaccine in children has been shown to be safe and very effective. ", concludes the Federation.