Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

Can my child be vaccinated if not feeling well?

Even if your child has a low grade fever, cold or runny nose, upset stomach, ear infection, or is taking antibiotics, he or she can still be immunized safely. There is no greater risk of harmful events when immunizations are given during a minor illness.

However, if a fever or other symptoms suggest a moderate or serious illness, your child should not be vaccinated until the symptoms improve.




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Murphysboro, IL 62966

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