MMR vaccine reaction 1 week+ after administered

Christine - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone else has had an experience with reactions to vaccinations? My son had his check up on 4/6/2010 and was given mmr and the chicken pox vac(don't remember the name). Everything seemed fine...On Sunday, out of no where, he developed a high fever(104.7)-we were able to bring it down with tylenol/Ibuprofen and he showed NO signs of any other symptons. The next morning his fever broke and I noticed a large raised, red welt in the EXACT location the injectiton was given. His ped did not think it was from the shot...but I have been reading up a lot on this one and it seems they can have a reaction as late as 21 days LATER! He is absolutely fine now and the bump is no longer...just wondering what and if anything has happened to anyone like this, too?

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Jenn - posted on 05/05/2010

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My daughter broke out in a rash that covered her entire body about 8 days after her MMR/Pox vaccine. I had a similar reaction to my MMR shot when I was a child, and had mentioned it to her pediatrician. After she got the rash, I called her pediatrician who advised me that she was fine. The rash lasted about 3-4 days and didn't really seem to bother her. It was a hive-like rash from head to toe.

Karen - posted on 05/10/2010

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I had trepidation whether to vaccinate my son with MMR after reading about links with Autism, but so far the medical/science community have not found any links at all except for coincidence that Autism starts to be diagnosed around 12 months old onwards, which is also when the MMR vaccine is given. After much thought we decided to vaccinate our son, as we realised that the chance of getting measels, mumps or rubella was a greater risk - especially when many people are refusing to vaccinate - than the chance of it being linked to Autism (when so many studies so far have found no link). What many people don't know is that measels can be fatal in infants and toddlers and since the scare campaigns of some individuals linking it with Autism, the rate of measels has increased in the last 10 years....
Our son had no ill effects and I'm glad we made the decision to vaccinate - now my mind is at rest if he does happen to contract the virus - especially when the rate of non-vaccinated children is growing.

Saw - posted on 11/11/2012

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This is so interesting - I just noticed my daughter had a welt on her leg exactly a week after getting her 12 month shots. She's definitely not been herself all week - and her caregiver commented on how much she was falling as it was really unusual. I called the advice nurse and they said that she doesn't think it's from the vaccine but it's unlikely from anything else in the same location. Thanks for posting - I'm feeling really horrible that I didn't link her condition this week back to the vaccinations. She has a fever the day after and when it was gone I just assumed that she was fine. arghh....

Amy - posted on 12/15/2012

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My daughter received her MMR and Flu #2 on 12/4, she had just turned 1.On 12/11 which was exactly one week to the day she had a fever of 101-102. The fever lasted 3 days and went up to 103.9! On the evening of day 3 her fever finally broke. For one entire day she was great and her happy self again! The next day though she was super fussy and when I went to change her diaper I noticed a rash starting to appear on her chest and forehead. The dr. said to watch for a rash and that it could be roseola. She said it was not related to the shot. I def. think it is related to the shot. I of course googled it and made myself freak out because everybody talks about these symptoms realting to autism! Has anyone had this happen and their baby or child developed just fine after these reactions????? My oldest daughter had Roseola around 1 or 2 but I don't remember if it was because of her MMR vaccine. She is now 14 and just fine!

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We haven't given our daughter this vac. either. I know they require it before they can attend school but I figure the older she is maybe the reaction wont be so bad. If the school didn't require it I wouldn't give it to her at all.

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Carrie - posted on 06/27/2014

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I am so happy to have found this page because everything you moms have wrote is exactly what is going on with my poor lil one. I know it has been awhile since any of you commented but Im wondering how yours lo's are doing now? Did everything work out ok or were there other side effects?

User - posted on 09/02/2013

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I would not do any additional vaccines if i were you. You might want to read, The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears for more information.

Katie - posted on 12/07/2012

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Saw, that is interesting that your girl is falling more. My daughter had her first MMR and Meningococcal (spelling?) vaccines 10 days ago. She was fine until 7 days post jab when she was irritable and then developed a high fever. The fever lasted about 48 hours but was well controlled with paracetamol, on day 9 post jab she developed the measels-like rash but seemed happier. Today she is pretty much back to her cheerful self but is super clumbsy. I think it is the measels vaccine throwing her for a loop. Oh, I should add that the past 2 nights have been awful! She took forever to get to sleep then would wake every hour or two! She usually sleeps through for 9-10 hours so it has been pretty rough. Tonight she went down easily so fingers crossed we're over the worst of it!

Kiley - posted on 05/08/2010

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My son had a reaction to the mmr vacc. He was fine the first week, but exactly one week later he started having a fever, not too high though. And he was very cranky, didnt really eat much either. The next day He broke out in red welts all over his body, ears, toes, face, EVERYWHERE. We took him to the dr. and they said it probably wasn't a reaction,but maybe he just got a virus, but come to find out the same symptons my son had are also for the measles, so confusing. He is all beter now, but I'm not looking forward to his next mmr shot.

Holly - posted on 05/06/2010

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my son had a 103.9 fever within 6 hours of the shot. Had it on and off for several days and was miserable. finally went away after alternating between motrin and tylenol every 3 hours. oh and he had to sleep with me for 3 nights too.

Lauren - posted on 05/06/2010

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My son Ethan is now 4, but that is the reaction he gets EVERY time he gets vaccines! We are so frustrated because we know he needs them, but it causes him so much pain. I thought we were the only ones who went through this!!

Ima - posted on 05/05/2010

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Not to freak anyone out or anything but im currently in nursing school, and had to write this paper how how some doctor out in Britain or something like that found that MMR actually had a link to Autism. USA as well as other countries investigated and did not find any like of Autism with MMR vaccines, but its always in the back of my head.

Erica - posted on 05/03/2010

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Maybe it's time to switch pediatricians? Your fears as a Mommy are normal, and the pediatrician should be sensitive to that.

Laura - posted on 05/01/2010

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My daughter just got these shots on Tuesday and by Wednesday she had a fever of 103...that night she had full body jerking (i assume at the height of the fever) and then it stopped. The fever went down slightly that night and when I went to get her the next morning she was limp like a rag doll. She could barely hold her bottle or sit up straight. I immediately took her to the ER and we were there for 14 hours. It took 12 hours before they could bring her temp down and finally released us 2 hours later. Since we got home her temp has returned to normal and she is as happy as ever. The ER dr & pediatrician suspect that it was a combination between the needles and a viral infection (but she was completely fine when she went to the dr to get the needle...the fever started a few hours later and then all hell broke loose)!!

Samantha - posted on 04/30/2010

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My boy had a very slight reaction to his shot, a slight bump and light bruising around the injection site. He did not have a fever or rash but you need to remember that they are getting injected with the antibodies of a live virus so you should expect that there will be a reaction and possibly even a mild dose the infection itself. It is still nowhere near as bad as the real thing, my 2yr old daughter had full blown chicken pox and that was horrible but Im glad that it is over and done with, my boy did not catch them off her so I will have to go through it again at some stage but hopefully it wont be as an adult like his dad.

Jody - posted on 04/30/2010

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I have 3 sons and the first 2 I had the Dr give the MMR and Chickepox at the same time, both had high fevers and rashes ended up having to be on antibiotics. There was never an exact answer as to what happened, but, with my 3rd son I am having the 2 shots given at seperate times. So far no problems. My oldest is 5 and I did the same for him as you have to repeat the MMR and Chicken pox at that time and he has had no reactions.

Becky - posted on 04/30/2010

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brayden has only had a reaction to one of his shots. i am not sure which one. he did get the raised bump on the injection sites and a bit of a rash. i think he got a little pukey from one too.

I always give brayden some tylenol before he is expected to get his needles at his pediatrician to help sooth him and to reduce the reaction right away.

i live in ontario canada and most day cares in the region that i live in require immunizations be up to date to accept a child into a day care center

Erica - posted on 04/30/2010

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This is all normal reactions that some babies have from the shot. My main concern is that the ped said he didn't think it was from the shot! It is obvious that it was!!

Carolyn - posted on 04/29/2010

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Our nurse only gives the chicken pox vac a month after the MMR instead of at the same time as she said it helps to avoid many of the side effects (especially the red bump where the needle went in) and so far my son hasn't had a single side effect apart from being a little grumpy on the day.

Michelle - posted on 04/29/2010

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Our daughter had the same reaction from the chicken pox vac and the doctor said it was due to the medicine being put at certain angle with the needle that did not get injected correctly. They go so fast and if the baby moves the vaccine caused temporary infection that the body fights off quickly. The fever was only for one day (really one night) and the large welp around shot area was there for several day. We limit shots to two each time and spread them out due to that visit. They give shots so quick and the body has to fight off all the vaccines and we believe this can cause other issues down the road.
She is great now but still wonder why so many shots at one time and how can our little babies fight off all those vaccines that protect them in the future. Take care.

Todd S.
Burleson, Tx

Amanda - posted on 04/29/2010

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My son had a reaction to the same shots, except my pediatrician informed me that its a possibility that he could have a reaction before she gave him the shots. Ethan had a fever of 104.1 on the 14th day. He had a red rash all over his back that ended up turning into little red dots. His back was covered and nowhere else. The rash faded over about a weeks time, and the fever was gone after 24 hours.

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My daughter had a fever on and off for about 3 days after and she then got a rash all over her stomach and back from the same vaccine...i took her to the doc and they just just it was a side effect they sometimes see. She is ok now though.

Sherre - posted on 04/27/2010

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I'm not giving my son the shot because of these exact reasons and more. I hope none of your children develop anything later on that was affected by the shot. I just don't trust it.

Kelly - posted on 04/27/2010

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Our daughter always gets a fever about 1-2 weeks later, that's can be how long it takes there bodies to build up the antibodies to make a strong enough reaction. It can actually be a good sign that the immune system is doing something.

Jo - posted on 04/27/2010

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ditto - check the advice sheet - my DS and all the babes in my mothers group all got sick at the same time towards the end of the 'watch out' period on the advice sheet. most unpleasant. baby panadol is our best friend.

Widya - posted on 04/25/2010

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MMR may be not bring to a baby how can't speak fluenlty...because the fever can cause the baby can not speak well....may be i don't give my girl (16 month)) MMR vaksin....the side effect is to dangerous...may be the best higienies of the enviroment can avoid the diseases.

Amber - posted on 04/25/2010

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My daughter broke out in a horrible rash 10 days after... She was covered for almost two weeks in this rash :( but benadryl helped the itching and it went away on it's own

Zoe - posted on 04/25/2010

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Hi, we were given an information sheet after our injections - my little boy had all the 'side effects' and the last ones up to three weeks after, hes all fine, now he has his back in Feb

CHRISSIE - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi, That sounds like a normal reaction that the nurse should have told you about, you also should have been given a information sheet when he was given the Vac to let you know what to expect.. I am quite lucky the only reaction my daughter has had with all her shots is a slight fever and really grumpy on the day of the vac.

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