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should i be immunized

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Health Department: First check with your doc. Sometimes they can run specific titers to specific diseases to see if you have antibodies. Also the local health dept can g ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Health department: You are making a very good decision, both for yourself and for those around you. You should be able to get this done at little or no cost.

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: People should be vaccinated against tetanus, which is a very serious infection. The dtap for ages 2 months through 6 years, the dt for ages 7-10 years ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,but: Tetanus is seldom given alone today because most folks that need tetanus boosters or the primary series need other protection too. Diphtheria toxoid, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The cdc web site has information on required immunizations, and administration schedules for parents.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: No.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are a few kids that are allergic to certain components of a specific vaccine, and there are many vaccines available that are not given on a rout ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
NO: No, there has been zero documented cases of spread of any vaccine virus strains from the MMR shot to another person. Measles and mumps have zero risk ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
NO! and Yes: No, there is essentially no natural immunity to tetanus toxin. Therefore only effective way to control tetanus is by prophylactic immunization. Univer ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Unknown: Depends on whether the "non-immunized" child succumbs to disease and how resistant your child is to that disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Hepatitis B: This makes a huge presumption:that the work is in a normal, community lab not exposed to exotic bugs(germs are not as scary to me as the viruses)i wou ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? break in the skin: If the puppy's bite did not break the skin at all there is little more to do than simple washing the site.A break in the skin brings chance of infecti ... Read More
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