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