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Posted by: Momm | 2008/01/27

Q.

Reaction to measels vacc

Hi Doc

My boy is 10.5m old. He received his measels vaccination today (sunday) 12 days ago. On Friday (10days after vacc) he was very crabby and fatigued and had a low grade fever. His appetite is also much less (he only drinks 200ml in 24h and will only eat a few bites). This lasted until today - his fever is gone, but he still cries a lot (much more than usual) and is still very tired. He has dark circles under his eyes. He has no other symptoms apart from the crabbiness/fatigue and appetite loss. Can this still be a reaction to the vaccination?

Regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not a reaction to the vaccine.Reactions to the vaccine which are not all that common, usually occur in the first 48 hours after the immunisation is given.He seems to have a mild viral illness and his fever has now settled so he should be on the way to recovery soon.

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