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Dr. Nudrat Nauman
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Childhood Immunizations (Overview)

Used to introduce antigens to people so that they can build antibodies against disease. Most immunizations are given in series with booster shots given in time to improve immune response.


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What are recommended childhood immunizations?

What are recommended childhood immunizations?

For 12-15 diseases: There are routine vaccinations for children, to protect them from getting about 12-15 bad diseases. A recommended vaccine schedule can be found at the american academy of pediatrics website. ...Read more

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Dr. Nudrat Nauman
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Childhood Immunizations (Overview)

Used to introduce antigens to people so that they can build antibodies against disease. Most immunizations are given in series with booster shots given in time to improve immune response.


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What is the definition or description of: childhood immunizations?

What is the definition or description of: childhood immunizations?

Injections: Used to introduce antigens to people so that they can build antibodies against disease. Most immunizations are given in series with booster shots given in time to improve immune response. ...Read more

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What causes autism, do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

What causes autism, do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

Not immunizations: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize! ...Read more

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How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

Not from immunizatio: Autism is a disorder that appears to start during a pregnancy. In some cases it appears to be an inherited disorder but in others the etiology is unknown. There is no scientific linkage between imunization and autism. ...Read more

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Childhood immunizations (Tip)

You don't have to wait to get an immunization because you have a cold. ...See more

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Haven't had immunizations since childhood. Am 36 now. Should I get a tetatnus booster? Is it safe or even necessary to get after so long?

Haven't had immunizations since childhood. Am 36 now. Should I get a tetatnus booster? Is it safe or even necessary to get after so long?

Safe-yes / depends: The safety and effectiveness of vaccines, specifically the TdaP booster you should get soon is wonderful.If you want to avoid life threatening problems like tetanus and diphtheria, they are a relative bargain.The pertussis part is more a public health issue,it would likely only cause you a bad bronchitis (the 100 days cough) but you could unknowingly spread it to an infant who could die from it. ...Read more

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At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later. ...Read more

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Childhood immunizations (Tip)

Did you know that childhood vaccines for pertussis may lose protective value after 5 to 10 years? ...See more

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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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Why are immunizations important in children?

Why are immunizations important in children?

Save Lives: Immunizations may be the single, safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and have saved literally millions of children's lives.There is literally no valid scientific research proving that serious complications of the vaccines outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What kind of immunizations are usually administered to children?

What kind of immunizations are usually administered to children?

Vaccine schedules: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ Schedules vary by age and previous immunization status. The CDC updates immunization schedules annually on their website. ...Read more

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What is a justifiable child immunization?

What is a justifiable child immunization?

Justified ??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world,our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between immunizations and eczema in children?

Is there any correlation between immunizations and eczema in children?

Not really: Unless there is a specific component within the vaccine that your child is allergic to, then vaccines should not cause flare up of eczema. Your child is exposed to numerous allergens every single day, and it's likely these are the triggers. Work with an allergist to determine what your child's triggers are, and talk with your pediatrician about maximizing skin care to avoid flare-ups of the eczema. ...Read more

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How can you safely give a young child an immunization when they're already sick?

How can you safely give a young child an immunization when they're already sick?

Yes: The present vaccines are commonly given during minor illness without any negative consequences. If a kid has an unstable or changing picture, requires hospitalization or otherwise worried the provider, a decision toput them off may be indicated. However, this is not as common today as it was before we developed the current vaccines. ...Read more

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Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Very : Very important. This is demonstrated by the recent outbreaks of measles in unimmunized children. The mortality from measles is about 2%. The adverse reaction to the measles vaccination about 1:100, 000. You can surely do the math. No studies have confirmed the folk lore that immunizations cause autism. Following that scare, there were many deaths in children who were not protected against pertussis. Anyone doubting the efficacy of vaccination should visit an old grave yard and see how many children died in infancy in the first half of the last century before antibiotics and vaccines were available to children. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any study in correlation of immunizations and eczema in children?

Please let me know if there is any study in correlation of immunizations and eczema in children?

Gruber paper: Allergy. 63(11):1464-72, 2008 nov. This is from germany, where the anti-immunization people have much more clout; it's an enormous study and it is very clear that immunizations do not exacerbate atopic eczema in kids. It's by real scientists each of whom would have loved to be able to demonstrate something that wasn't previously known -- and they couldn't. ...Read more

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Why are immunizations not passed on to children?

They are briefly: Antibodies made in the blood stream in response to illness or immunization are passed to a newborn via the placenta & at a concentration above that of the mother in units/lb. After the donated antibodies wear out (3-4 mo) baby must build his/her own antibodies. The antibodies in each are built from instructions stored in the thymus gland or other body sites after illness or vaccinations. ...Read more

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I need to know who can a child infect after he has immunizations?

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I need to know who can a child infect after he has immunizations?

See below: Individuals with their immune system compromized, e.g., HIV infected, congenital immunodeficiency, on chemotherapy, have a potential to get infected by the virus present in excretions from people who recently received live virus vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Clark
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Childhood Brain Tumors (Definition)

Childhood brain tumors are uncommon, and are considered orphan diseases. The primitive neuroectodermal tumor and astrocytoma are most common, although there are a number of varieties of types. As opposed to adult brain tumors, there is a higher incidence of these in the posterior fossa rather than supratentorially. These tumors require a ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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