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    Immunizations - When to Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services if you or your child develops any of the following symptoms:

    Call your doctor if:

    Recommended Related to Children's Vaccines

    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is recommended for all children. It protects against three potentially serious illnesses. It is a two-part vaccination, and in most states, you must prove your children have gotten it before they can enter school. If you are an adult who has not had the vaccination or the diseases, you may need the MMR shot, too.

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    • Redness and swelling at the site of the shot (injection) last longer than 48 hours.
    • Your child is 3 months of age or younger and has a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.
    • A fever lasts longer than 48 hours after receiving a shot.
    • Any unusual reaction occurs.

    If a fever develops after an immunization and you need to find out if you should call your doctor, see:

    Talk with your doctor about whether you need special immunizations because you:

    • Are in close contact with people who have an infectious disease.
    • Have planned international travel, especially to developing countries.
    • Live with or visit a pregnant woman or baby.
    • Live with someone who has an impaired immune system.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: April 01, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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