Does anyone have any experience with severe reactions to vaccinations and how to proceed? My 2 month old had a severe reaction to his first round of standard vaccinations.
According to the CDC, you should look for...
any unusual condition, such as a high fever, weakness, or behavior changes. Signs of a serious allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heart beat or dizziness.
If that's what you're seeing, I hope you called a doctor right after posting your question. If not, do so now. If it's not severe, keep an eye on him and call your pediatrician if it persists. Things like mild soreness, fussiness, or redness at the injection site aren't usually a concern except for being uncomfortable for him.
In addition to Karl's point, most people have a reaction to vaccines. It is just more worrying when it is a child as it can be so difficult to gauge seriousness.
Common reactions, as j.rightly said, include fever, loss of appetite, and being tired.
If anything else happens, call the doctor - but also, call them if you are worried at all by anything out of the ordinary.
Especially if this is your first child it can just be very tricky to know what is serious, so take the safer route.
My wife's brother and cousin both developed autism immediately after getting their MMR vaccine. They had a severe reaction that included fever and seizures and they were autistic afterwards.
It is believed that some people's bodies aren't able to deal with the mercury in the vaccines.
We will not be giving our children any vaccines. Vaccines were not responsible for the decline in diseases anyway and do more harm than good: http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/