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Top tips for taking wee ones for vaccinations

Most children don't like getting a vaccine, and no parent likes seeing their wee one get upset. It's natural to worry that your child's vaccination will hurt. They may feel some discomfort and be upset for a few minutes, but they will usually settle down after a cuddle.

Talk to the person giving the vaccination and let them know how you and your child are feeling. They are here to help and have lots of experience. There are also things you can do to help, here are some tips to make your appointment go as smoothly as possible.

What about side effects?

You child may have a few mild side effects after their vaccinations, like redness or swelling. The NHS Inform website has more information on what to do after your baby and child’s vaccinations and after young people’s vaccinations if your child shows any side effects.

Last updated: 9 Feb, 2023