Are Painless and Painful vaccines equally effective? For which type of these two should i go for??
Painful vaccination is just a misnomer for regular DTwP antigen containing combination vaccines. They only hurt a little and cause some fever, which can be easily managed with the OTC paracetamol drugs. Painless doesn’t hurt and gives no fever but provides inferior immunity as the vaccinee gains immunity from the disease but is still a carrier of pertussis bacteria and can easily spread the disease among caregivers or fellow class mates.
So, the crux of the dilemma!! You can decide on the weight-age of stronger immunity gained vs a little discomfort to your baby, which she or you will not even remember after one night.