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Pain during vaccine injections

Guidelines

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of pain during vaccine injections are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the Help ELiminate Pain in Kids and Adults (HELPinKIDS 2015). ...
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Patient education

General education: as per HELPinKIDS 2015 guidelines, educate clinicians administering vaccine injections about pain management.
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Preventative measures

Body position: as per HELPinKIDS 2015 guidelines, advise breastfeeding during vaccine injections in children ≤ 2 years of age.
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