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Ask the Pediatrician

Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

My child has a cold and fever. Can she receive any vaccinations while she's sick?

Answer

Yes. If an otherwise healthy child only has a mild illness such as a runny nose, a low-grade fever, an ear infection, a cough, or mild diarrhea, she can safely be vaccinated.