#8 Myth: I have a cold, so I shouldn’t get a vaccine right now
Another common myth is that getting a vaccine when you have a cold is a bad idea. But, you should remember that vaccines won’t make mild illness any worse. “The immune system is much stronger than people realize,” Dr. Fisher says.
Even children with a low fever, cough, runny nose, ear infection, or mild diarrhea can safely get vaccinated without making their symptoms worse, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a chronic health condition or serious disease is something else, so it’s crucial to talk to your doctor if your kid has a severe health issue.