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Can my 12-month-old get a rash and fever from vaccines?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: In 10% of cases
At the 12-month well visit, an infant usually gets the MMR and chicken pox vaccines.
These are both live virus vaccines. As a result, about 10% of infants can have a slight fever and mild rash about 10-14 days after the vaccines. Both the fever and rash resolve in a few days.

In brief: In 10% of cases
At the 12-month well visit, an infant usually gets the MMR and chicken pox vaccines.
These are both live virus vaccines. As a result, about 10% of infants can have a slight fever and mild rash about 10-14 days after the vaccines. Both the fever and rash resolve in a few days.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Accurate,Although I think the numbers are even lower
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes - vaccines cause an immune response to what is contained in the vaccine.
This may, and may not, include having a fever. Usually, a fever related to vaccines will last up to 3-4 days and not be terribly severe. Any fever that is very high, or any time the child is acting very ill, even after vaccines, you should discuss the situation with your doctor. The reaction may also include a rash.

In brief: Yes
Yes - vaccines cause an immune response to what is contained in the vaccine.
This may, and may not, include having a fever. Usually, a fever related to vaccines will last up to 3-4 days and not be terribly severe. Any fever that is very high, or any time the child is acting very ill, even after vaccines, you should discuss the situation with your doctor. The reaction may also include a rash.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes.
Call your child's healthcare provider if your child has a rash or any reaction to the shots other than fever and mild irritability, or if your child has a fever that lasts more than 36 hours.

In brief: Yes.
Call your child's healthcare provider if your child has a rash or any reaction to the shots other than fever and mild irritability, or if your child has a fever that lasts more than 36 hours.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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