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A 47-year-old member asked:

Does every child get fever after been given vaccine?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possible: Fever is always a possible side effect of vaccines, but not often and generally annoying, but harmless.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Before the mid 90's when we had switched to the acellular pertussis vaccine we expected fever with the older whole cell preparation. Now it is seen occasionally, more often with the pneumococcal vaccine than several of the others but not expected.
Last updated Jun 10, 2017


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