May Children Who Are Coughing Colds MMR Immunization?
night, I have a 17 month old child who is coughing and has a cold for 1 week. tomorrow is the time for MMR injections in my area. can my child come?
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Mild illness, such as a mild cold cough, low fever (temperature less than 38.5 degrees Celsius), mild ear infections, mild diarrhea are actually not a contraindication for vaccines, therefore your child may still receive the MMR vaccine. Mildly ill conditions will not affect the vaccine's work and will not make the vaccine side effects more severe. Several types of vaccines including MMR can cause mild fever to rash in children, but the vaccines alone have not been shown to aggravate existing disease conditions.
Some conditions that cause vaccine administration to be postponed include:
Children with symptoms of moderate-severe infectious diseases Children with chronic diseases such as cancer Children with weak immune systems (for example after chemotherapy or post organ transplantation) Children who have had severe allergic reactions to previous vaccinations To consider whether your child's illness is a minor illness or moderate-severe pain, required an objective examination from a doctor. Therefore, you can check your child to the Pediatrician first and ask for approval for a vaccine.
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