Fever, Age 11 and Younger
The best way to prevent fevers is to reduce your child's exposure to infectious diseases. Reference Hand-washing is the single most important prevention measure for people of all ages.
Childhood immunizations can reduce the risk for fever-related illnesses, such as Reference Haemophilus influenzae type b Opens New Window (Hib) infection. Although no vaccine is 100% effective, most routine childhood immunizations are effective for 85% to 95% of the children who receive them. For more information, see the topic Reference Immunizations.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine