Posted on Vaccine Injury Help Center
Vaccinations are not necessarily safe for everyone. They can have serious consequences for certain people. Even the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists on their website who should not get certain vaccines or who should wait to receive one. For starters, let’s specifically look at 3 vaccines: DTaP, Hepatitis B and HiB.
DTaP immunization is a combination vaccine that protects against three bacterial illnesses: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (whooping cough). The CDC says that there are some children that should not get DTaP vaccine or should wait.
Children with with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. But children who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting DTaP vaccine. Any child who had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose. Any child who suffered a brain or nervous system disease within 7 days after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose.