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Is it safe to give a child an immunization when he's already sick with strep throat?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Usually fine

Immunizations are often given during simple illness like strep to avoid loss of the opportunity.
Most will never interfere with the treatment and the body is fully capable of a normal immune response at the time.

In brief: Usually fine

Immunizations are often given during simple illness like strep to avoid loss of the opportunity.
Most will never interfere with the treatment and the body is fully capable of a normal immune response at the time.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Paul Rogers
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccine with held

No-vacinnation during an acute illness interferes with the immune response the vaccine.

In brief: Vaccine with held

No-vacinnation during an acute illness interferes with the immune response the vaccine.
Dr. Paul Rogers
Dr. Paul Rogers
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

Immunizing when sick does not generally cause a serious problem with the illness.
The question is whether the vaccine works as well when the immune system has already been stimulated by the infection.

In brief: Probably

Immunizing when sick does not generally cause a serious problem with the illness.
The question is whether the vaccine works as well when the immune system has already been stimulated by the infection.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Comfort level

I would suggest waiting if there is a fever.
It is more comfortable for your child, if they are otherwise well before receiving their vaccinations.

In brief: Comfort level

I would suggest waiting if there is a fever.
It is more comfortable for your child, if they are otherwise well before receiving their vaccinations.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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