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jabs?! E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
27th Nov '12

DD was was supposed to have her eight week jabs two weeks ago but the nurse isn't in at our surgery until tomorrow -.- anyway, what am I to expect? As in, how many injections, what might she be like afterwards etc?

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
27th Nov '12

Watching.. my baby has hers on friday and I know I'm going to feel like a monster if she cries :(
From what I've heard it's 2 needles, one in each thigh?

P & L's Momma 2 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 3812 posts
27th Nov '12

Idk if its the same in the UK but here it was two pokes in one thigh and one in the other. 3 total.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Nov '12

I don't know about there, but here, my DD had two shots in one leg and one shot in the other. They wanted to give her an oral vaccine, but I refused it until 4 months.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
27th Nov '12

I'm not sure? I don't know if all vaccines are given at the same time frame as they are in the US and it also depends on if you're picking and choosing which vaccines to give and when.

Here it's 2-3 pokes, and their legs get stiff, kind of crabby too. That's just my kids though. I pre-medicate for shots so they don't get achey, but it's done by weight so you can pre-medicate until you know weight and how much to give unless you call ahead.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting נєz:" Watching.. my baby has hers on friday and I know I'm going to feel like a monster if she cries :( From what I've heard it's 2 needles, one in each thigh?"


Me too ahhh! And ew she isn't gonna like that :/

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
27th Nov '12

in the US it is 2 shots in one thigh and 1 in the other.

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Ellie Shikari:" Me too ahhh! And ew she isn't gonna like that :/"


Apparently they can get a bit of a temp from them, tho', so I'd get some Calpol ready just in case!

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
27th Nov '12

DD got 6 vaccines at 2 months. They use combo shots though so it was 3 pokes and then an oral.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
27th Nov '12

I would give DD Motrin or Tylenol about a half hour before the appointment. I can't remember exactly how many shots. It was 2 or 3. Anyways, of course they're going to be upset after and may run a bit of a temp.

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
27th Nov '12

okidoke looks like she is in for a fun day then :/
thank you

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
27th Nov '12

It's definitely harder on the Mama than LO lol . Good luck :)