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MMR vaccine while child has a cold nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
3rd May '10

We are taking my son (just turned 3) to get his MMR shot this afternoon. We delayed b/c at the time he was due to have it originally, the autism debate was huge. We have to get it now b/c he is going to start a 3 day preschool program at the CDC & he can't enroll unless his vaccines are up to date.




My question is, he has had a cold w/ a cough & runny nose (clear) but no fever for about the past week - has anyone had any experience w/ their kids getting the MMR vaccine while they were sick? Was it any tougher on them than getting shots when they aren't sick?
I did some research online & found out that they'll still give him the shot, I just want to make sure it won't be any worse for him.

LindseyRae! 1 child; Florida 7070 posts
3rd May '10

I wouldn't do it until he was better.

Cam-Bam's Mama-Jam 1 child; Waterloo, New York 10992 posts
3rd May '10

I would wait.

Cara Zoe 1 child; Nashville, Tennessee 1304 posts
3rd May '10

I wouldn't until he was well. I would also considering separating the vaccines into three separate vaccines.

Mommy to JVMC and JAMC 3 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 1496 posts
3rd May '10

I worked at a Pediatrics office as a medical assitant, and the dr said it was ok for kids to get their shots as long as they didnt have a fever.

I think the only way he will get worse is if the shot contains a live virus.

JΔ$ Georgia 76362 posts
3rd May '10

You should wait until he is feeling better. Don't over work his immune system too too much.

nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
3rd May '10
Quoting Cara Zoe:
nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
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Quoting Mommy to JVMC and JAMC:
nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
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Quoting domestic goddess ♥:
Mommy to JVMC and JAMC 3 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 1496 posts
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Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
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Quoting Mommy to JVMC and JAMC:
nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
3rd May '10

Thanks for your input, everyone! I'll schedule another appt for about a week to get it done once he's over his cold.

JΔ$ Georgia 76362 posts
3rd May '10
Quoting ♥ USN Wife ♥:
nnnnn Virginia 2341 posts
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Quoting domestic goddess ♥:
Ma to 4 pumkin pies Due November 12; 5 kids; Rio Grande City, Texas 1815 posts
3rd May '10

NEVER vaccinate a child with a weakened immune system. you should reschedule.



Also, If this isn't something you want for your son, don't do it... you have to make the call. you are the parent. Don't let the preschool bully you into it. If it's against your "beliefs" that is reason enough... just saying... Every parent has to make choices they believe are best for their OWN child.