Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Can we give Measles/ MMR vaccine in mild cold cough and fever?

Q: My baby completed 9 months of age, measles vaccine is due. we took the baby to govt vaccine centre, but they told us, as the baby is suffering from cold and cough, measles vaccine should not be given. Is that true?
A: For mild cold cough and other minor illnesses, vaccines should NOT be routinely postponed. You can take the measles vaccine in this situation. However, you should talk to a child specialist if there is any doubt regarding the actual illness in your baby.

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