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shots & fever

Do babies always get a fever from their shots? My son just got his 2month shot about a hour ago & i was just curious if they ALWAYS get a fever

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EthansMommy5

Asked by EthansMommy5 at 3:42 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • with the DTaP yes. the docs office should of given you an aftercare paper, and discussed this with you as well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • No, not always. Most kids do but it can be a very slight fever that mom doesn't even notice or they can feel warm and act sick.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:49 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Report it. It's considered a vaccine reaction. It's the law to report it.

    http://www.nvic.org/reportreaction.aspx
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Always, no. Frequently, yes.

    I always give them Tylenol before they get their shots and it generally stops any fevers or discomfort.
    WillDoDa

    Answer by WillDoDa at 8:37 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

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