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Posted by: Pip | 2008/05/22

Q.

Measles immunisation

Hi,
I took my baby girl (9 months old) for her measles immunisation on tuesday afternoon... on wednesday she was very grumpy in the morning and then I got a call from school that her temperature was 38. today she was grumpy again (but when I measured her temperature before taking her to school it was fine)... but I have again had a call from school that she really isn't very happy... she is eating but with a lot of effort... I don't know what her temperature was this afternoon... Is this normal or should I take her to the paed... She was sick a week ago - viral flu....
Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby should not have had the immunisation if she had flu. The difficulty now is to decide if her fever is due to flu or to the measles vaccination. The measles vaccination does not normally cause a baby to have a fever for more than 24 hours.It would be best to have her seen by her doctor if she is still feverish tomorrow.

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