Vaccinations for children with asthma

5) Advice following immunisation

Most children or young people will have no side effects.

  • If your child has a sore or red area on their arm where they had the injection try applying a cold cloth over the area.
  • There can be some minor side effects for nasal vaccine – runny nose and headache. This vaccine is offered from age 2-17
  • If your child has a headache or slight fever make sure they drink plenty of fluids and take regular doses of paracetamol (but do not exceed the recommended dose for your child).

If your child has increased breathlessness, swelling or a rash in the few days after vaccination contact your doctor or nurse.

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