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How can I prevent my child from having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Wait a Minute

If you define "adverse" as any reaction, there is really no way to prevent them.This may include fussiness, mild swelling , mild fever etc.
A very serious adverse reaction occurs less than the odds of being struck by lightning several times.Prevention is not possible. The risk of serious adverse reactions to the diseases including the risk of catching disease is much, much higher!

In brief: Wait a Minute

If you define "adverse" as any reaction, there is really no way to prevent them.This may include fussiness, mild swelling , mild fever etc.
A very serious adverse reaction occurs less than the odds of being struck by lightning several times.Prevention is not possible. The risk of serious adverse reactions to the diseases including the risk of catching disease is much, much higher!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Annie Emmick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stay on schedule

Vaccines are extremely safe, and have been used safely, and studied extensively, in millions of people over decades.
Reactions more serious than a low grade fever are extremely uncommon, and happen so rarely it is difficult to ever be sure they were caused by the vaccine. Vaccine schedules came from all these studies, and are the safest way to get your child protected from devastating illness.

In brief: Stay on schedule

Vaccines are extremely safe, and have been used safely, and studied extensively, in millions of people over decades.
Reactions more serious than a low grade fever are extremely uncommon, and happen so rarely it is difficult to ever be sure they were caused by the vaccine. Vaccine schedules came from all these studies, and are the safest way to get your child protected from devastating illness.
Dr. Annie Emmick
Dr. Annie Emmick
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vaccine safety

While you can't prevent an adverse reaction to a vaccine, they are very rare.
Educate yourself about the vaccines and ask your baby's doctors any questions or concerns. Some babies wil have fussiness, low grade fever or soreness after receiving routine immunizations. If your baby has a high fever or extreme irritability after a vaccine visit, call to discuss with your pediatrician.

In brief: Vaccine safety

While you can't prevent an adverse reaction to a vaccine, they are very rare.
Educate yourself about the vaccines and ask your baby's doctors any questions or concerns. Some babies wil have fussiness, low grade fever or soreness after receiving routine immunizations. If your baby has a high fever or extreme irritability after a vaccine visit, call to discuss with your pediatrician.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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