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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptoms. If symptoms are severe, or last longer that 1-2 days, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the tdap vaccine cause acne?

Does the tdap vaccine cause acne?

No: This vaccine will not cause or exagerate acne nor will any other vaccine. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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Can the meningitis shot protect you against the bacterial form?

Yes: There are several vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, including pneumoccal bacteria vaccine, meningcoccal vaccine, and h influenza are examples of vaccines that have been shown to reduce the likelyhood of acquiring mbacterial meningitis. However none of the vaccines protect against all strains of bacteria, usually protection is for the most common causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the Hib meningitis vaccine is the same as the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

Can you tell me if the Hib meningitis vaccine is the same as the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

Not the same: Hib protects against meningitis caused by haemophilus influenza type b ('h. Flu'). The Meningococcal vaccine prevents meningitis caused by neisseria meningitis ('meningococcus'). ...Read more

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Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Smallpox&varicella : Small popx and varicella viruses are different and one cannot cause the other. ...Read more

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Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

First, they are two: different organisms that cause different diseases. Second, giving a neurotoxin to a patient with botulism would hurt the patient, not help him. ...Read more

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Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Spreading measles : You don't spread measles to others from the live attenuated vaccine, but people who are immunecomperamize should not receive the vaccine since it can can cause them to have the disease. Good luck ...Read more

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Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

No link: No there is no known link. The injectable flu vaccine is a dead vaccine. The MMR was in question and is live. But even the MMR has been proven not to cause autism. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to give different brands of vaccine during the dtap shot series?

Can it be no problem to give different brands of vaccine during the dtap shot series?

Ok: There may be somewhat different reactions of your immune system, but the experts believe it is ok if necessary. ...Read more

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Does the dtap vaccine cause sids?

Does the dtap vaccine cause sids?

No: It is found that baby cribs produce poisinous gas - phosphorous, arsinin, antimony, gas that produce hydrides, and common fungus this creates interference in baby brain nerves and causes heart and breathing to stop. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?

Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?

Doubt it: We have viruses that tend to remain stable, like measles, mumps, rubella and so far varicella. We have viruses that tend to mutate, like the various flu strains. We have been vaccinating against the big 3 MMR for at least 4 decades and the varicella for more than 2. There is no evidence of change in these. The flu, however, mutates quire often and makes the vaccine a best guess and sometimes wrong ...Read more

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Can you get the flu from the vaccine if inactivated?

Can you get the flu from the vaccine if inactivated?

No: You cannot get the flu from a dead germ. The injectable forms of the flu vaccine are dead. The nasal spray has a weakened live germ & some folks have problems with it. ...Read more

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Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptoms. If symptoms are severe, or last longer that 1-2 days, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack at all?

Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack at all?

Tetanus vaccine: I would never expect the tetanus vaccine to cause a heart attack, but it is conceivable that someone could have a reaction to any vaccine and then suffer a heart attack. ...Read more

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Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack & its impact on fetus?

Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack & its impact on fetus?

Heart attack: It should not cause a heart attack. You could have an unusual reaction that could then cause a heart attack, but it would be rare. I don't understand about the fetus. Please clarify with more details in a separate question. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if tetanus and anti-tetanus vaccines are the same thing?

Hi docs, can you tell me if tetanus and anti-tetanus vaccines are the same thing?

Confusing question: There is a tetanus toxoid, which helps you develop your own anti-tetanus antibodies if given ahead of time. There is also a tetanus immune globulin, which is pre-formed antibodies. Tig is a product that is helpful if the person has never received a tetanus shot and needs protection right away. ...Read more

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Are there contraindications for taking metheltrexate and vaccines for hepatitis and tetanus?

Are there contraindications for taking metheltrexate and vaccines for hepatitis and tetanus?

No: Methotrexate will not generally affect the immune system to the extent that you would be unable to respond to vaccinations. Recommend you go ahead. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing tetanus toxoid?

Pertussis or Not: There are currently 4 tetanus containing vaccines. Dtap and tdap protect against tetanus pertussis (whooping cough) and diptheria. Dt and td do not protect against pertussis. ...Read more

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Why do tetanus vaccines hurt so much more than other vaccines?

Why do tetanus vaccines hurt so much more than other vaccines?

Combined: Tetanus vaccines are never given alone - they are always combined with at least one other vaccine, diphtheria, and now often combined with pertussis as well. It is likely the combination vaccines that cause greater local reaction and thus the "pain" you experience with the vaccine. Make sure to move your arm around a lot after the vaccine. If you try to keep things too still, it'll hurt more! ...Read more

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Tetanus vaccines. Are different manufacturer's vaccines all just as good?

Tetanus vaccines. Are different manufacturer's vaccines all just as good?

Quality control: All vaccines licensed & sold in the US undergo a rigorous pre & postmarket review & manufacturers undergo constant monitoring. After entering the distribution pathway, proper handling of the material before administration can create a problem for quality & effectiveness. Each vaccine has a vulnerability to heat/ poor storage improper administration etc. I trust the vaccines more than some clinics. ...Read more

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When should I take tetanus vaccine?

When should I take  tetanus vaccine?

Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine called "tetanus"?

Yes: Tetanus vaccine is in combination with other vaccines such as pertussis(whooping cough) and diptheria for example. ...Read more

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When did tetanus vaccine become available?

When did tetanus vaccine become available?

Tetanus Vaccine: .The first inactive tetanus toxoid was discovered and produced in 1924. This vaccine was proven to be successful when it was used to prevent tetanus in the military during world war. ...Read more

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Is the vaccine for tetanus safe for children?

Yes: One of the oldest vaccins has a strong proven record of safety and major benefit. ...Read more

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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine: Tdap and Td are available in Thailand just like in the US ...Read more

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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine types: and availability can vary by region. Locating a physician practice or health department in the region you are considering would be more appropriate for determining vaccine availability. The World Health Organization may also have more specific information for you. Here is the website link: http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules ...Read more

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How long does a tetanus vaccine cover you for?

Depends: If you are an adult, the booster will give most folks 10 years of protection. If your work puts your hands in the soil often like landscaping etc, you might get a booster sooner. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more