Posted November 20, 2018 12:25:42 This week on News.au, we look at how to get the right vaccine for babies who are febrile and what you can do if you do get a fever.
What you need to know about baby feverThe Australian Government announced a three-week supply of vaccine for parents of babies born with a fever of more than 30C on Friday.
The baby fever vaccine will be given free to anyone who has a baby who has had a fever under 30C for two weeks.
If you’ve had a baby with a high fever, you should call your doctor or nurse immediately.
If a child has a fever over 30C, it’s important that you get the correct vaccine.
The best way to get it is to have a blood test.
You can get the vaccination if you have the following conditions:If you’re at least 6 months old, get the vaccine at home before having your baby.
The vaccination can be given to anyone aged six months and older.
Anyone who’s at least six months old and who is pregnant or breastfeeding should get the same vaccine.
What to expect after a feverFever is a sign of infection, especially if you’re a baby.
If your baby is sick, you may get a rash on your arms, legs, face or scalp.
If you have an infection, your baby may not be able to stand or breathe.
If this happens, your doctor will ask you to go to hospital for a check-up.
After a fever, your body is in a state of shock and your body’s immune system will try to attack any foreign bodies in your blood or tissues.
If a fever doesn’t go away, your skin may turn green or you may experience pain or soreness.
This is called a rash.
You should get all of your shots in one go.
You will also need to keep an eye on your baby and keep an open mind if you get a high-pitched cough.
Your doctor will give you the vaccine if you:Have a baby or toddler who’s under the age of 12, or your child is younger than 12 months.
Have a child who is under the care of a health professional, including a primary care nurse.
Are breastfeeding, but not breastfeeding while you have a fever or have had a child under the supervision of a nurse.
The vaccines will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone in your household who has not already been vaccinated.
You can still get the vaccines free if you’ve already had the vaccination.
What happens if you don’t get the full vaccine?
If you get vaccinated, your child will need to stay in the room with you for two to four weeks after the vaccine is administered.
Your child will also have to stay with you overnight.
If the fever returns within the two to three weeks after you’ve been vaccinated, you will need the same shots to get your child the right shot.
The vaccine can only be given if you can see a doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner.
The shots are not guaranteed to work.
If it’s not working, it can be difficult to make a vaccine-related decision.
If your child has been vaccinated but has been sick for a longer period than two weeks, you might need to take extra precautions.
This means you should:If your baby has a high temperature or a rash, it could be that your child needs to stay home.
The vaccine can be administered if your baby gets a fever above 30C.
You should call the doctor or go to the emergency department.
If the fever comes back within three weeks of being vaccinated, it will be better to get vaccinated now than later.
If this happens after your child goes home, you can ask your child’s primary care doctor or doctor’s assistant to get you a sample of their body fluids and send it back to the health authority for analysis.
What if I get the wrong vaccine?
When you’ve got the vaccine, you need a blood sample for the test.
This can take between six and 24 hours to be taken.
You’ll also need a test called a culture for the virus.
Your healthcare provider will give the sample.
The test will show the virus was produced in your body.
If there are antibodies in your bloodstream, you’ll need to test them too.
This is a blood culture.
This type of test only takes a few minutes to take and is usually the only way to find out if there is a high viral load in your child.
If there are no antibodies in the blood, you have no way of knowing if you are allergic to the vaccine or have a high virus load.
You’ll need a positive culture if your child shows no symptoms.
The test should also show if there’s any signs of a reaction such as redness or swelling.
The right test can tell you if you should start the whole process again or if it’s too late.
A negative culture means the virus hasn’t been produced yet.
If these tests