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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Most vaccines are "killed"; as such one cannot get sick with the illness nor transmit it. A few vaccines are "live attenuated", such as mmr, varicell ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Deadly choice : Vaccines prevent illness & death.In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertuss ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
23 years experience Pediatrics
No benefits: Delaying your child's vaccinations will delay protecting your child from diseases that are waiting for them. That leaves them at risk. If your child i ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Weigh risk/benefit: There are no known benefits of delaying vaccines, but the risks of doing so are potentially severe or even fatal (e.g. Meningitis). One study in the ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid Death/injury: We have been blessed by decreasing numbers of deaths due to illnesses like pertussis, polio, Hib meningitis & the like. Many parents assume since the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid Death/injury: We have been blessed by decreasing numbers of deaths due to illnesses like pertussis, polio, hib meningitis & the like. Many parents assume since ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Life, Liberty and...: Child vaccines are good for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Vaccines will let him run free in the playground, giggling happily all day, a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: If your child has a serious or evolving illness, vaccinations should be delayed. There is no reason to delay vaccines during minor common illnesses li ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Should be OK: You should have natural immunity at this point but if you want to be sure have your doctor test your varicella antibody titre to see if you have prote ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes!: Must he? Legally, no. It's easy to get around vaccination rules these days. Should he? Absolutely, both for his own protection and for the protect ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
@ 42--56 days old: Here in washington state we have just had a pertussis epidemic so early pertussis vaccine in a newborn is important. 42 days is the earliest day to va ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Fever medicine: Give your child either tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever reduction. In fact you mightwant to give it a half hour before the actual shots.
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