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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Decision by insurer: The treating doctor will give his medical opinion on whether he determines the injury to be connected to the workplace. Then the insurer will make a determination on whether the injury will be covered by the work comp policy. If there are disagreements it is taken to the court system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an expert: Tbi is a very narrow subspecialty area in neurology. There are currently only 22 fellowhip training programs in north america in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry and most only train one or two people a year. Many people who go on to this type of training focus on alzheimer's disease and see very little brain injury. Further reducing the field the workman's comp issue. ...Read more
That depends.: If you don't know your tentanus status or if it has been more than 10- years - then yes. ...Read more
Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more
Hello doctor! I have a doubt about tetanus and its vaccine. If I got a toxoid shot 38 hours after the injury, Am I protected? Is there too much risk?
Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?
Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!
Yes,: Your got prompt medical care and if you continue with your injections, should be safe. Pain that resolves with painkillers would be normal at this stage. I'm sorry about your injury ...Read more
For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more
I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & i am scared. Is it really safe?
Usually safe but...: Most doctors feel the benefits outweigh the risks but I'm not so sure. For a discussion of side effects see http://tinyurl.com/qf8meos (it's interesting to read the comments). Serious side effects are rare but mild transient side effects are common. But it doesn't really work that well.See http://tinyurl.com/lncpvly & http://tinyurl.com/odsandq Be sure to get single dose shots without thimerosal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer