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does zostavax help with immunization

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely safe: If the mother of the newborn has had chickenpox then the baby has passive immunity for some time. Additionally, secondary spread of this weakened vac ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is safe: According to CDC there is no risk of infecting anybody with the virus including pregnant mothers and newborn babies,immdiately after receiving the Zos ... Read More

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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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No: No, the Zostavax is given after a year after acute episode. If you still have shingles for 3 months I would worry about your immune system and check f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It is the brand name: For the vaccine to decrease the risk of shingles or herpes zoster.
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Shingles vaccine: Zosatvax is a stronger version of the chicken pox vaccine. It is recomended for those over 60 yo, one shot, as 99.5 % of this population has been expo ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Zostavax: This is a live vaccine. Copaxone (glatiramer) can modify the immune-response. The makers of Copaxone (glatiramer) mention this but has not been proven ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Zostavax: Zostavax, the vaccine for prevention of herpes zoster (hz, also known as shingles) and its complications in individuals aged 60 and older, is very wel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but ... : Yes, but is a question that can vary with the medications you are on! need to know this.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope & Unknown: If you're pregnant, you should not get the zostavax vaccine [it's a live virus]. After you get the vaccine, you should wait 3 months before you get pr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Zostavax is protect: You need to clarify this question with your physician. Zostavax can help prevent herpes Auster and postherpetic neuropathy. It is not 100% protection ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends : It depends on how large your hospital is.. Usually a week or less..
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Be patient: A 6-7 mo old born on time is only expected to "prop sit" with assistance for a few seconds.They will get to sitting alone usually by 8-9m.If born earl ... Read More
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