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Why do pediatricians check the infant's temperature before vaccinating?


 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (26)
  • Vaccines supress the immune system for a while after. Being sick and getting a vac can make you even sicker.
    KandiceN

    Answer by KandiceN at 9:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Because you can't vaccinate a sick child
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 12:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • well in my experience they always always weigh, take the temp. and measure the height whenever you take them into the dr. office no matter what you're getting done.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 12:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • its part of the routine, but also to check the child doesnt have a fever before the vaccine( like 1st pp)
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 12:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • our Doctor always has the nurse check temperature, weight, and height at every visit no matter why we are there. Plus, as PP said, you can't vaccinate a sick child.
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 12:08 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Because you can't vaccinate a sick child

    What could a baby get sick of?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • babies can have cold, virus,bacterial infection, rsv can be one of them ear infection, rashes. babies get sick just like any other human
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 12:15 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • babies can have cold, virus,bacterial infection, rsv can be one of them ear infection, rashes. babies get sick just like any other human

    Thanks, but isn't the vaccines given to prevent the infant from getting sick?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • They don't give vaccines to a child while they are sick. The vaccines are meant to build up a persons immune system against a particular disease. If a child is given a vaccine while already ill and the immune system is already down a little, they could become more sick.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:18 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • vaccines prevent certain stuff. but there is no vaccine against the cold, rsv, ear infection and alot of virusis and bacteria, you really should do research about vaccines cuz it seems to me you have no idea about them. they are vaccines against chicken pox, measles, mumps and stuff like that. there is no vaccines againstt every little bacteria or virus out there.
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 12:18 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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