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Doctor insights on: Rubella/Mumps Vaccine

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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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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

The child with mumps should be isolated for a minimum of five days from the onset of symptoms. ...See more

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Treating Mumps (Checklist)

Quarantine yourself, and stay home to rest for at least 7 days
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Contact your doctor or the department of health to get a viral culture
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Start writing a recall history of the last 12-25 days to see where you could have contracted mumps
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Keep away from others while you are sick, as mumps is spread through mucus or droplets from your nose or throat
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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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Does the chicken pox vaccine confer lifelong immunity?

Does the chicken pox vaccine confer lifelong immunity?

Possibly: Introduced in the late 70's in japan, the current CP vaccine was not adopted in the us until the 90's. There are good data that one dose removes the risk of death with cp, but likely only 85% get protective immunity from 1 dose, with that improving to >95% after 2 doses given at least a month apart. Time will tell if future boosters are needed but with 30+ years of worldwide data it looks good. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

Don't use Aspirin with mumps- associated with reye 's syndrome. Highly contagious. Do get immunized. ...See more

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Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

No: All live vaccines like the measles, mumps & rubella should be avoided in pregnancy. Of the few accidental administrations reviewed, no bad outcomes have been recorded, but the potential for fetal transmission & problems cannot be ruled out. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

Do get vaccinated! do not share glasses/soda cans, etc. Call your doctor if you have symptoms. ...See more

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Who discovered the rubella vaccine?

Who discovered the rubella vaccine?

Many investigators..: Were involved in the work that culminated in the availability of the rubella vaccine in 1969. Among them were maurice hilleman and dorothy horstmann. ...Read more

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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

Avoid taking acidic fruit juices like orange , grapefruit or lemonade as they make parotid pain worst. ...See more

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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

Now you have swollen cheeks, sadly, you should have gotten your shots, but now you must wait. ...See more

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

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Rubella/mumps vaccine (Tip)

Avoid fatty foods and acidic foods/juices that cause increase in saliva if pancreas is inflamed. ...See 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


Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to ...Read more