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how can i prevent my child from having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Vaccine safety: While you can't prevent an adverse reaction to a vaccine, they are very rare. Educate yourself about the vaccines and ask your baby's doctors any questions or concerns. Some babies wil have fussiness, low grade fever or soreness after receiving routine immunizations. If your baby has a high fever or extreme irritability after a vaccine visit, call to discuss with your pediatrician.
Dr. Annie Emmick
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Stay on schedule: Vaccines are extremely safe, and have been used safely, and studied extensively, in millions of people over decades. Reactions more serious than a low grade fever are extremely uncommon, and happen so rarely it is difficult to ever be sure they were caused by the vaccine. Vaccine schedules came from all these studies, and are the safest way to get your child protected from devastating illness.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wait a Minute: If you define "adverse" as any reaction, there is really no way to prevent them.This may include fussiness, mild swelling , mild fever etc.A very serious adverse reaction occurs less than the odds of being struck by lightning several times.Prevention is not possible. The risk of serious adverse reactions to the diseases including the risk of catching disease is much, much higher!

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