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I received the tdap vaccine Wednesday afternoon and have been

Patient: I received the tdap vaccine Wednesday afternoon and have been running a mild 100.4 fever until last night when my fever was 102.4. Is this normal?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Yes, it is normal to have a fever when you are vaccinated. This is because the body is r eacting to the components of the vaccine. The reaction will cause a release of lot of factors that increase the temperature.If the fever does not subside after a week, please see a Doctor. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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