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If my baby ran a fever after the last hepatitis b shot, should she not get the next one?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Generally fever certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteia of a dangerous reaction.
And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the hepatiti b. Immunize!

In brief: Yes
Generally fever certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteia of a dangerous reaction.
And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the hepatiti b. Immunize!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Though it's not very common, infants can get fevers after their vaccination.
Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system and it's the immune response that can occasionally cause a fever. There are very few reasons, other than significant allergic reactions, to delay the next dose in a series. This is from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/recs/vac-admin/contraindications-vacc.Htm.

In brief: No
Though it's not very common, infants can get fevers after their vaccination.
Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system and it's the immune response that can occasionally cause a fever. There are very few reasons, other than significant allergic reactions, to delay the next dose in a series. This is from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/recs/vac-admin/contraindications-vacc.Htm.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
She should still get the next hepatitis vaccine.
It is common for some babies to have fever or fussiness or tiredness after a vaccine. This is not harmful. Discuss with your baby's doctor when you go in for the next vaccine.

In brief: No
She should still get the next hepatitis vaccine.
It is common for some babies to have fever or fussiness or tiredness after a vaccine. This is not harmful. Discuss with your baby's doctor when you go in for the next vaccine.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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