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Fever, Age 3 and Younger - Prevention

The best way to prevent fevers is to reduce your child's exposure to infectious diseases. Hand-washing is the single most important prevention measure for people of all ages.

Childhood immunizations can reduce the risk for fever-related illnesses, such as Haemophilus influenzae type bHaemophilus influenzae (Hib) infection. Although no vaccine is 100% effective, most routine childhood immunizations are effective for 85% to 95% of the children who receive them. For more information, see the topic Immunizations.

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Last Updated: May 07, 2013
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