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A 34-year-old member asked:

would you say it is regular to feel symptoms from my immunizations?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rare: Occasionally soreness, achiness, fever can occur.Serious complications are unbelievably rare.

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What are immunizations?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Help for immunity: We have a great immune system to fight infections, but our "army" can battle the enemy much more effectively if we've seen the enemy before, so we can recognize the bad guys and attack them as soon as possible. Immunizations are a way to preparing the immune system to better attack infecting enemies, so we can naturally fight off infections before getting sick.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do postnatal immunizations do?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there risks to immunizations?

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Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: There are risks in vaccines, some more so than others. They are well studied before fda approval and if the risk:benefit ratio is found to be acceptable, it is released on the market. These risks are outlined in vis (vaccine information sheets) which are available from your pedi or online at cdc.Gov. All children should be vaccinated unless there is a specific contraindication. Talk to your doc!
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can i choose my immunizations?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: on whether the immunization is medically indicated. Your physician should be able to advise you regarding if your immunizations are up to date or if you need special immunizations for travel. Your insurance company may decline to pay if you get shots that are deemed unnecessary.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do immunizations work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
They help our: immune system by building up antibodies to different pathogens.

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