Synagis (RSV) Vaccine

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Re : Synagis (RSV) Vaccine

Postby sarab » Wed Sep 15, 2004 09:28 am

Maggie was on Synagis all last winter. If I remember right, she started getting them the first week of October and got one every 28 days until the end of April. The time they start and the duration varies based on what part of the country you live in and what the RSV season is like there.

The shot is only good for 28 days, so little Gracie should get them no longer than 28 days apart. Of all the shots that Maggie has had, these were BY FAR the easiest! Oblviously, there was the initial poke, but within about 10 seconds she was always fine. I never noticed ANY side effects (not even low grade fever or anything).

The only "bad" part (that really wasn't that bad) is the waiting. We would get there and they would weigh her, and then go mix the medication, because the dosage has to be exact based on current weight. Then it had to sit for 20 minutes before they could give it to her. Then, she'd get the shot and, like Alissa said, we'd have to wait another 20 minutes to make sure she didn't have an allergic reaction. So the visit ended up taking a least an hour every time, but that was the only negative thing.

Good luck to you and little Gracie with these. I hope that they go a smoothly for you guys as they did for us!

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Re : Synagis (RSV) Vaccine

Postby mom2tori » Wed Sep 15, 2004 07:56 am

My daughter had three doses of the synagis shot. I didn't seem to affect her at all. We went into the clinic and they gave her the shot then we sat there for almost a half hour, the nurse came back in and did a vitals check and then we left. I think it was harder for me to see her get the shot then for her to actually get it. When we got her home she was fine, no apparent side affects and she was back to being her usual self. I am glad that she got the vaccine though since I am always so paranoid that she is sick, it gave me a little comfort to know that was one less thing I had to worry about. Hope things well for Grace and mommy!!

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Re : Synagis (RSV) Vaccine

Postby jenn » Wed Sep 15, 2004 07:13 am

Wow I almost forgot about Jai getting these.
I believe it's one a month through the rsv season.
And lemme' tell ya'- the shot and it's side effects are nothing compared to getting it.
Jai got rsv the following year and it was more scary than I could tell anyone.
Anyhoo, I found this info on side effects from it.
And Jai is a sensitive kiddo', She always gets stomach flu symptoms from shots- aren't I a lucky duck ;op But that's always the worst of it.
Best wishes with avoiding any ugly side effects.
Much love.

What are the side effects of Synagis?

Most infants who receive Synagis experience few or very minor side effects. Possible side effects include upper respiratory tract infection (cold symptoms), otitis media (ear infection), rhinitis (runny nose), rash pain, hernia, and pharyngitis (sore throat). After your baby’s injection, your nurse will observe your baby for 20 minutes, by checking your baby’s temperature, pulse, and breathing rate to see if he or she is experiencing any side effects.

Other possible side effects include:

Allergic reaction (ie: swelling, rash, excessive irritability
Prolonged tenderness at the infusion site
Nausea and/or vomiting
After the injection, if your baby experiences any of the above side effects while at home or if you have any other concerns, call your doctor, nurse, or home healthcare clinician immediately

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Synagis (RSV) Vaccine

Postby lauchlan » Wed Sep 15, 2004 06:31 am

My Gracie is going to start getting this vaccine next month. Have any of you had children that took it? Any adverse side effects?

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