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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

YES IT IS NECCESSARY: Yes it is necessary to prevent MaeslesMumps&Rubella ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
1,135 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations do not cause autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...See more

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Are vaccinations mandatory?

Are vaccinations mandatory?

Yes and No: Yes, all states have some form of requirement for vaccines for a child to participate in public schools. Some vaccines are required under those rules and others are only recommended. There are still options for parents to participate in public schools without vaccinating given that they have an approved excuse, such as a religious exemption. Some jobs also require vaccination updates. ...Read more

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Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, though, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

If you do not have a primary care doctor, you can get vaccinations via your local health department. ...See more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Never tell a child he is getting a shot because they have been misbehaving. Shots protect! ...See more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

POST exposure: ... Until the vaccine works.Previously vaccinated people should receive two doses of the vaccine intramuscularly—the first immediately, the other three days later. Rig is unnecessary and should not be given. An immunized person is anyone who has received a complete series of vaccine, or a person who has received a pre-exposure or post-exposure series of any Rabies Vaccine rabies titer. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Distraction helps! sing a song with your child, hold your child while he is receiving shots. ...See more

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Should children get flu vaccines?

Should children get flu vaccines?

No Question About It: The benefits of flu vaccine grossly outweigh any risks in preventing a serious, even life threatening disease. ...Read more

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Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Yes: Yes, lifetime risk of hepatitis b infection for an average human is at least 5% and its a virus that causes liver failure, need for transplnt, chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death. Hepatitis a, affects mostly adults, but can also cause acute liver failure and death and is spread by food supply contamination and poop/saliva. Hep b is spread sexually, IV drug and blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations fatal?

Are vaccinations fatal?

No: Vaccinations are not "fatal". Vaccinations are fine for almost everyone in the community, except a few people with immune system disorders and a few with strong allergies to the ingredients in a vaccine. Like with any medicine, any food, or any activity in life, there is always a rare, rare chance that an unpredictable fatal event happens. Such bad-luck events are like being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Do public schools offer yearly flu shots?

Do public schools offer yearly flu shots?

Possibly: Check with your school district. Some schools may. But your pediatrician should definitely have the shot available. It is recommended that all children ages 6months and older get the shot- this really helps decrease the rate of flu and protects the most vulnerable in our society(young babies and the elderly) from contracting it. ...Read more

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Importance of vaccinating against measles?

Importance of vaccinating against measles?

Measles vaccine: Very very important. This potentially deadly disease has been virtually eliminated in the USA, but is now making a comeback because people are not routinely immunizing their children. Both from an individual health benefit as well as promoting public health the use of this vaccine is essential. ...Read more

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Is autism connected to MMR vaccine?

Is autism connected to MMR vaccine?

NOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!: After millions of dollars of research, ample proof that wakefield is a fraud, and years of misinformation, there is zero evidence of this connection. And all proof that is not. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

No: Rotavirus is one of the main causes of diarrhea related deaths worldwide in infants & children. It is also one of the prime reasons kids in the US are hospitalized for dehydration. The vaccine has been effective in reducing these admissions within the populations that use them. However, they remain optional. ...Read more

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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations effective?

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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Yes: All the routine vaccinations approved in the U.S. For use in children and adults are effective in preventing diseases. However, vaccines are not 100% effective, so booster shots are sometimes needed, and some people who are vaccinated can still catch the disease (although such cases are often much milder than if the person had never gotten vaccinated). ...Read more

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Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Rotavirus vaccine: According the Center for Disease Control Vaccine Information Statement. minor problems after rotavirus vaccine include irritability, or mild, temporary diarrhea or vomiting. Serious problem after vaccine that occurs 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 is intussuception which presents as signs of stomach pain along with severe crying. More about rotavirus vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis ...Read more

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I have had this bumps for the past 2-3 years, too embarrassed to go to a doctor. I have had no sexual contact and all 3 HPV vaccinations ?

I have had this bumps for the past 2-3 years, too embarrassed to go to a doctor. I have had no sexual contact and all 3 HPV vaccinations ?

Bumps: Hard to say what the bumps are without description of what they look like and where they are located. You have done a great thing by having your HPV series. Your doctor is your ally and will be able to reassure you with a physical exam. ...Read more

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I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?

I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B- if you received three Hepatitis B vaccines you are protected against Hepatitis B. No need to test. Blood testing would show you are hepatitis B immune not that you have active infection- no false positive. ...Read more

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Can a vaccinated dog for rabies pass on the virus to humans?

Can a vaccinated dog for rabies pass on the virus to humans?

No: A dog vaccinated for rabies is protected from contracting rabies from a rabies infected animal. This protects the vaccinated dog, other animals and the humans around the dog as well. ...Read more

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If a dog is vaccinated against rabies. Can it pass it in its saliva to a human?

If a dog is vaccinated against rabies. Can it pass it in its saliva to a human?

Do you mean...: ...Can it pass the Rabies Vaccine to a person by biting them? I don't think this has ever happened. Can they catch rabies and then give rabies to someone? No. ...Read more

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I was fully vaccinated against whooping cough yet got it when I was 8. It wasn't as severe but it was positive for pertussis. Cause?

I was fully vaccinated against whooping cough yet got it when I was 8. It wasn't as severe but it was positive for pertussis. Cause?

Immunity wanes: Pertussis immunity wanes-decreases- even when fully vaccinated. Protection against pertussis in childhood is highest in the first year after 5th vaccine. Although immunity may wane, those who contract pertussis will have less severe disease. As an adult one needs at least one Dtap booster. Women need a Dtap booster with each pregnancy to protect their infants. ...Read more

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Where is the best place in the u.S. (city or state) to live if you have a disabled child?

Where is the best place in the u.S. (city or state) to live if you have a disabled child?

No best place: As the mother of a teen with special needs i know there is no "best place" city or state to raise a child with disabilities. The key is to learn how to network with other families with children with similar conditions. It is important to find a pediatrician who can be your child's medical advocate help you to coordinate medical services. With you on the journey of amazon advocacy:). ...Read more