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Columbia Reports Fever is Common in Kids Given Influenza, Pneumococcal Vaccines Together

Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to administer them simultaneously. The study, which looked at children 6–23 months old, was published online in JAMA Pediatrics.