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What is the difference between immunotherapy and vaccination

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Same and different: Immunotherapy is a medical term defined as the treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response. Some are designed to el ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It's the same: Allergen specific immunotherapy is a way of desensitization patients to various environmental allergens. In other words, it tries to induce your toler ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Whooping cough: Tadp contains vaccine against whooping cough. You are protected since receiving the shot 2 years ago. You are also protected against tetanus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: One needs hepatitis b to contract hepatitis d.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No benefit: Hepatitis b vaccine was developed to help the uninfected person develop antibodies against the virus & that would help prevent the disease. The vaccin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupa ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is fairly benign. It is a 3 dose series with the second dose 1-2 months after the first and the third dose 4-6 months after t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on variables: If you are never exposed, no problem. If your work or lifestyle provides you with an exposure at some point, an incomplete series means incomplete pro ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
34 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary care doctor: Or any federal clinic or infectious disease specialist.

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