preventive care guidelines
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Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are extremely rare. Only one child in a million has this
type of reaction to immunizations. This type of severe reaction would occur within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot.
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As a parent, it's important to be informed about the health issues that are most important to you and
your children. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to pick through the large amount of information
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Safety of Immunizations
One of the large concerns parents have about immunizations is the potential of side effects. The most common
mild side effect is soreness at the site of the shot. Very rarely a more serious side effect, such as a
severe allergic reaction, can occur. Your doctor and clinic staff are trained to deal with these medical
All parents should pay extra attention to your child for a few days after their immunizations. If you see
something that concerns you, call your child's doctor.