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My son needs his flu vaccine but has a bad cough. Postpone?

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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Mild illness is not a reason to delay vaccines.
Even illness with fever does not rule out the flu vaccine. Remember that you are trying to prevent a severe illness by getting the flu vaccine. It's also important to remember that the flu shot is not a live virus and would have to bring itself back from the dead to make you sick.

In brief: No

Mild illness is not a reason to delay vaccines.
Even illness with fever does not rule out the flu vaccine. Remember that you are trying to prevent a severe illness by getting the flu vaccine. It's also important to remember that the flu shot is not a live virus and would have to bring itself back from the dead to make you sick.
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