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How can I prepare my child for a vaccination shot?

Most children get their first vaccination at birth in the hospital and then their first set of vaccinations at 2 months of age; most children will not need any preparation for these vaccinations. It is not uncommon for children to get a fever or rash after vaccinations. Often, parents will give their child acetaminophen (Tylenol) before or after the child receives a vaccination.

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