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If my baby reacted badly to the pneumococcal shot, does he have to have another one this year?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Though it's not very common, infants can get have vaccine reactions.
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. If your infant is due for another dose in the series, you should strongly consider doing it.

In brief: Yes

Though it's not very common, infants can get have vaccine reactions.
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. If your infant is due for another dose in the series, you should strongly consider doing it.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If your baby has not finished the primary series of three pneumococcal vaccines in the first year then he needs another dose.
Today's vaccines are very safe. It is hard to tell whether the fever is from the vaccine or the baby was just incubating a virus. In any event it is safe to give the next shot. The risk of not being fully immunized is by far the more serious problem.

In brief: Yes

If your baby has not finished the primary series of three pneumococcal vaccines in the first year then he needs another dose.
Today's vaccines are very safe. It is hard to tell whether the fever is from the vaccine or the baby was just incubating a virus. In any event it is safe to give the next shot. The risk of not being fully immunized is by far the more serious problem.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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