Pediatric Immunization Consultations in Memphis, TN

If your child is having some type of reaction after vaccines, such as fever, discomfort then consult with our pediatricians at All Better Pediatrics. Call us for more information or request an appointment online.

Pediatric Immunization Consultations in Memphis, TN
Pediatric Immunization Consultations in Memphis, TN

It is quite common for your child to have some type of reaction after vaccines, such as fever, discomfort, and generally not feeling well, all of which can last for about 24-48 hours. Also, swelling and redness around the injection site may occur, which can take 12-24 hours to appear and last for 3-4 days. Depending on your child’s age/size, the area of swelling and redness can be quite large, covering several inches or more of skin. Sometimes a pea-sized knot can remain at the injection site or sites for several weeks after receiving vaccines. For more information about specific vaccine reactions, please go to the CDC website.

To review the appropriate Vaccine Information Sheet.

In most cases vaccine reactions are not emergencies

When to call the on-call doctor:

  • If your child is unresponsive or in extreme pain
  • If the redness/swelling lasts longer than 1 week or worsens after about 3-4 days.
  • If the immunization site is extremely tender or hard to the touch and/or has red streaking running away from the injection site