Any 6-in-1 injection for baby in east to recommend? How much?
This is a discussion on 6-in-1 jab within the General Parenting Discussion forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Originally Posted by elaine82 Got . My dear son take his 6 in 1 jab at polyclinic J.east just finish his ...
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Any 6-in-1 injection for baby in east to recommend? How much?
You can chk out w/ your family doctor @ neighbourhood on the charges and payment mode.
Which area of the east are you referring? Pasir Ris? Tampines? Sengkang? Hougang?
i think pediatrician Simon Ng @ MAH offers good price among the PDs. He's very patient, nice n thoughtful pediatrician. His clinic accepts visa n cash. dont't know if nets and cda are accepted @ clinic now.
per my understanding from my gp, it's the "P" or "D" element that causes the fever. Back in those days before the availabilities of 3-in-1 or 5-in-1 then 6-in-1 jabs, my eldest had the single jab plus oral n still had fever. When 3-in-1 was introduced, my 2nd took the 3-in-1 jab, either no fever or slight fever that lasts not more than 2 days.
My nephew did not have any fever @ 1st jab of 6-in-1 jab but a short/ slight fever 3 days after the 2nd 6-in-1 jab.
Hence, i would say there's no guarantee there will not be any fever. It depends individual ultimately.
I think you have missed my point totally.Originally Posted by ChampsMaMa
I did not say anything about guarantee of no fever when you take 5-in-1 ... what I said was "why subject the baby to a fever earlier than necessary?".
Here's why I said that, as summarised below:
What is 6-in-1?
It is actually 5-in-1 plus Hep B, taken at the same time.
What causes fever?
It's the 5-in-1 ... which therefore, also includes the 6-in-1.
In other words, taking Hep B on its own would not cause fever ... this is a fact for all babies.
When does the baby get jabbed?
If you choose to do 6-in-1, then it's the 2nd month, 4th month & 5th month.
If you choose to do 5-in-1 & Hep B separately, then it's the 1st month & 5th or 6th month (Hep B) ... plus 3rd month, 4th month & 5th month (5-in-1).
When would the baby be first experiencing a fever (due to 5-in-1 or 6-in-1) ... assuming the worst case that the baby would get one?
If you choose to do 6-in-1 ... it would be the 2nd month.
If you choose to do 5-in-1 ... it would be the 3rd month.
IMHO, when dealing with young babies (ie, before they reach 6 months old), I would always advise daddies & mummies to exercise caution ... esepcially if they are not even sure how to take care of the infant when he/she end up with a fever. This is not gonna be a case of popping a panadol or two, which we adult would commonly do .
I understand your kind concerns about infant's fever. Just to further clarify, it's the element 'P' or 'D' found in the DPT/ DT vaccine that kinda causes fever. DPT/ DT vaccine - 1st does given @ 3M, 2nd dose @ 4M and 3rd dose @ 5M. Some infants do get high fever for a few days while others dont't. Few just have slight fever that last 2 days and gone. In short, it still boils down to how well does the infant's body react to the jabs. However, i notice their crankiness after the jabs. Hee.... So, about "why subject the baby to fever earlier when unnecessary?" i think fever is kinda inevitable.
Yes! Parents may want to have the fever medicine and cooling plasters on stand-by for convenience. N note that the temperature often rises @ night. So parents gotta beware n check on the temperature. Sponging them with damp towels if necessary too.
This is true if you are taking the 5-in-1 ...Originally Posted by ChampsMaMa
If parents choose to do 6-in-1, then the first dose of the DPT/DT vaccine is effectively being administered @ 2M.
Think about it ... you'd probably see my point eventually.
Yes, fever is inevitable ... but there is a BIG difference if & when your baby gets the fever @ 2M or 3M, worst still if the baby is a pre-term one.Originally Posted by ChampsMama
Bearing this fact in mind, now try to give me 1 good reason why it's more beneficial to administer the 6-in-1 on your baby.
Maybe I am abnormal, BUT I certainly dont think "more convenient, less hassle" is a good reason ... especially when it's only a good reason for the adults.
Pain caused by a needle ... how long does it last?Originally Posted by Oppsgal
A few seconds at most, agree?
Fits & brain damage caused by a high fever ... you think this would last only a few seconds or a lifetime?
Now you understand WHY I'm so irritatingly persistent in putting my point across?
so is it better to do at polyclinic or pediatrician?
i scared later baby mishandle again
If you dont mind paying more at the pediatrician ..
How is your baby now ? the bruises gone ?
Going to the pediatrician is always the better option ...Originally Posted by obscurestloh
... if nothing else, he/she has their own reputations to look after.
Compared to a polyclinic, the doctors are roving & they are no specialists at handling children, much less toddlers.
Just brought my baby for a jab at Thomson Medical Center - Paediatric Centre.
Here to share the vaccination cost :
6 in 1 jab consist : 133.00 x 1
Rotarix Oral Vaccine : 95.00 x 1
Exclude Consultation & Medi.
Same .... cry like anytin....I even took a video of the process.
good dat ChampsMaMa mentioned >
<Yes! Parents may want to have the fever medicine and cooling plasters on stand-by for convenience.
N note that the temperature often rises @ night. >
Just took her temp earlier around 10.30pm. Temp was 38.39 Deg.C
Now, I cant get to sleep as I want to monitor her temp till 3am.
Due to higher temp & it seems she slept longer compared to her usual routine.
So worried......the thinkin about more jabs really worry me.
dont really understand on Vaccination Package...wic mentioned three doses of Infanrix Hexa @2,4 & 6mths costs $359.00 ?
Why must baby go thru again the same Vaccination ...... 2 more times again ?
Another packages consists of the abv package
HEXA 6 in 1 x 3 as mentioned abv + "Rocarix" x 2 + Prevenar x 3 = $900+ ?
"Spelling not sure as printing is not clear"
Which is compulsory & wic is not .... anyone to advise ?
Why only until 3am? You mean the fever will also take a break too?Originally Posted by Angelvan
Yes, it's definitely a pain when our babies have a fever.
Darling ... I think you have yet to read the Health Booklet in detail, right?
The 2nd last page tabulates all the jabs our little ones have to take ... take a look & you'll see that you still have a long way to go.
For it to be effective, the Infanrix Hexa (6-in-1) must be taken in 3 doses spread over the said period: @2M, @4M & @5or6MOriginally Posted by Angelvan
Of the 3 you mentioned, only the 6-in-1 is compulsory ... essentially it combines the vaccine for Hepatitis B & the Infanrix Penta (5-in-1) which is the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis (polio) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).Originally Posted by Angelvan
Rotarix is the vaccine for rotavirus ... & is optional.
Prevenar is the vaccine for pneumococcus ... & is optional too. This jab is super expensive, with each jab costing $150.
Did you read all that I've posted so far ... in this thread?Originally Posted by Oppsgal
Or you just cannot understand what I'm saying?
Anyways ... 5-in-1 will also cause fever.
But in comparison, 5-in-1 is taken when the baby is 3 months old ... while 6-in-1 is taken when the baby is 2 months old.
I am saying that at 3 months old (compared to 2 months old) any baby is gonna be more stable & ready to tackle a fever, if he does get one after the respective jabs ...
hope i can help to clarify a bit. now why 5in 1 or 6in 1 causes fever becasue when these antigen (modify bugs) are introduce into the body, they are consider as foregin particles which hence the body will mount an immune repsonse to the anitgen hence will produce anitbody. these anitbody will hence protect the baby should they encounter the same types of antigen (which are real bugs ). why some baby develop fever and some not is really up to the individual immune system it is not about who is 'stronger" in health. so no worries. mild fever sometime is a good reaction which can us that the baby is mounting an immue reponse as clinically 1% or less of the whole population dont mount an immune reponse which mean they will not be protected even after the jab.
now to go for 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 is a personal choice. 5 in 1 has a longer clinical data but i think since 6 in 1 has been introduce quite a number of years, there are also good data, so both are fine.
when are brain damage comes in.... not casue by fever..,it is a myth. brain damaged comes in if the baby has mengitis or infection if the brain which usually accompany by high fever. people hence associate high fever will lead to brain damage. however having said that one should also look out when your child has high fever, make sure he/she does not goes into shock/shivering which sometime can result from high fever. frequent epilesy can sometime result in brain damage due to the shortage of oxygen to the brain.
hope i have help clarify some things.
btw polyclinic or pediatrician is also a personal choice, dont let cost affect too much (if cost is within your means) go for something you are confortable at least you are more assure
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