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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Are vaccinations mandatory?

Are vaccinations mandatory?

Yes and No: Yes, all states have some form of requirement for vaccines for a child to participate in public schools. Some vaccines are required under those rules and others are only recommended. There are still options for parents to participate in public schools without vaccinating given that they have an approved excuse, such as a religious exemption. Some jobs also require vaccination updates. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
1,100 Doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Are vaccinations effective?

Are vaccinations effective?

Yes: All the routine vaccinations approved in the U.S. For use in children and adults are effective in preventing diseases. However, vaccines are not 100% effective, so booster shots are sometimes needed, and some people who are vaccinated can still catch the disease (although such cases are often much milder than if the person had never gotten vaccinated). ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations are available at the county health department. ...See more

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How do you give vaccinations?

How do you give vaccinations?

Several ways: Routine vaccinations are given as shots, nasal sprays, or orally (capsules or liquids). ...Read more

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How can I help after vaccinations?

How can I help after vaccinations?

What is your questio: Your question is not understood
How can you help who? After vaccination on who? ...Read more

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Many vaccinations are less expensive or are completely free at you county health department. ...See more

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How much time do vaccinations last?

How much time do vaccinations last?

Variable: Some vaccines, usually the virus related like MMR can confer lifetime immunity to some if given after a year of age. Most (>95%) will get this with 2 doses at least a month apart (most get it at 1 & 4-5), Bacterial vaccines like that for pertussis, or bacterial meningitis confer protection for a limited number of years and need boosters to remain helpful. ...Read more

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Are there advantages to vaccinations?

Are there advantages to vaccinations?

Um, not dying: Of course! Vaccines help prevent getting infected will illness that can serious harm you or kill you. Think of it this way... A child born in 2011 has a risk of death by age 5 is one in several thousand. A child born in 1911 had a risk of death by 5 of 1 in 5! yes 20% chance. Much of that difference is due to decrease in vaccine preventable diseases. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations do not cause autism. ...See more

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What vaccinations do 1-year-olds get?

What vaccinations do 1-year-olds get?

1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be:
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose
Varicella - first dose
Hepatitis A - first dose
Pneumococcal (PCV13) - 4th dose
Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3rd or 4th dose
Annual flu shot

Ranges are given by the AAP for these vaccines to be given between 12-18mo of age. ...Read more

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Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Deadly choice: Vaccines prevent illness & death. In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants & children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids <6mo. Deaths attributed to dapt in the same period =0. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations do not cause autism! Allergic reactions can occur, but no chronic disease is linked! ...See more

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Where can I get low-cost vaccinations?

Where can I get low-cost vaccinations?

Several places: Several places offer low-cost vaccinations for children. These include health departments, some doctor's offices, even some schools. You can research some options by calling your local health department or visiting the vaccines for children website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/. ...Read more

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What vaccinations should my2yr old get?

What vaccinations should my2yr old get?

Depends on history.: It depends on what vaccines your child has already had, and when they were given. If you check with your child's doctor's office, the staff can tell you what vaccines your child is due for. Certainly, if a flu vaccine hasn't been given this flu season, definitely get one for your child asap! ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Keep excellent records of all vaccinations in a secure and accessible file. ...See more

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Do you need any vaccinations for rhodes?

Do you need any vaccinations for rhodes?

I actually could not: Find a specific listing for the Dodecanese islands. I would encourage you to consult with a travel medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What vaccinations do one-year-olds need?

What vaccinations do one-year-olds need?

1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be:
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose
Varicella - first dose
Hepatitis A - first dose
Pneumococcal (PCV13) - 4th dose
Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3rd or 4th dose
Annual flu shot

Ranges are given by the AAP for these vaccines to be given between 12-18mo by the AAP. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Get your children their routine vaccinations. The vaccinations save lives. ...See more

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What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

Vaccines, general: By age 2 years most children should have 3 IPV, 4 DTap, 4 HiB, 3 Rotateq, 4 Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 MMR, 1 Varicella and 3 Influenza vaccines. Hepatitis A is an optional 2 dose series which can be started as early as 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Do you need vaccinations for going china?

Do you need vaccinations for going china?

Check CDC website.: Check the cdc website at: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/
this is the best single source information site for the latest vaccine requirements and health recommendations for world wide travellers. Be forewarned if multiple vaccines are required then scheduled vaccines over several weeks may be required. Seems as if you are already planning thoughtfully ahead though. Enjoy your trip! ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations saves lives! ...See more

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Why are some people against vaccinations?

Why are some people against vaccinations?

Vaccinate/validate: Although wakefield lost his licence over his fraudulent research, we see xs worry over shots. In the 70's vaccine haters said it caused cp/discredited, 80's-90's crib death/discredited, now autism/discredited. Vaccines have been so successful that people shifted their concern from preventing death to how much it hurts. Sad! Not much help to parents that lost babies to whooping cough last year. ...Read more

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Traveling to japan. Do I need vaccinations?

Traveling to japan. Do I need vaccinations?

Japan: If you are traveling to Japan start wi regulars like MMR, DTP, varicella, Polio & flu shots. If you are just going to major cities, Japanese Encephalitic vaccine isn't usually needed. There are rare cases of Japanese Encephalitis which usually occur btwn July & October. If you are engaging in adventure travel – rabies might be appropriate. Talk wi a travel medicine specialist about Hepatitis A or ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Dr. Wakefield's article linking vaccinations with autism was fraudulent and has been retracted. ...See more

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What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

Risk/benefit: The basic risk of immunization is negligible. Vaccine haters have come up with a new scare issue every decade or so only to be refuted by scientific data, most of which they never accept. The benefit is the avoidance of illness, injury or death. Ben franklin was once a vaccine hater, but in his later writings changed, sad over the preventable loss of a son to smallpox. ...Read more

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What vaccinations needed for trip to china?

What vaccinations needed for trip to china?

Several recommended: 1make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines like tdap, mmr, varicella if you have not had chicken pox, polio and annual flu shot
2hepatitisa vaccine two doses 6 momths apart
3typhoid vaccine if you are eating out while travelling rural areas
4jappanese encephalitis if your trip will last for more than a month
5rabies vaccine if involved in outdoor activities
6malaria not vaccine but pills/preve. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

One of the biggest myths that some people mistakenly believe is that vaccinations can cause autism. ...See more

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Can I get sick from my child's vaccinations?

Can I get sick from my child's vaccinations?

Not usually: Most vaccines are "killed"; as such one cannot get sick with the illness nor transmit it. A few vaccines are "live attenuated", such as mmr, varicella (chickenpox), and nasal influenza vaccine. One could potentially get sick if severely immunocompromised, such as aids, cancer on chemotherapy, or organ transplant. For most individuals, exposure to a recently vaccinated child poses no risk. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Vaccinations (Tip)

It's a myth that vaccinations cause autism. This myth has been completely disproved. ...See more

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What can I expect at babys 2 month vaccinations?

What can I expect at babys 2 month vaccinations?

Disease protection: Beginning protection from the diseases for which one is vaccinated: diphtheria, whooping cough, hepatitis b, hemophylus influenza, type b, pneumococcus, and rotavirus. There may be fever or irritability within 24 hours from the immunization, but the risk of the disease is far greater than that of the shot or oral vaccine. ...Read more

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How do vaccinations affect the excretory system?

How do vaccinations affect the excretory system?

No effect: The vaccinatins do not have any affect on the Excretory System ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

If you do not have a primary care doctor, you can get vaccinations via your local health department. ...See more

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What vaccinations do you need to travel to Haiti?

What vaccinations do you need to travel to Haiti?

Haiti: See: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/haiti

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What vaccinations do you need to travel to Russia?

What vaccinations do you need to travel to Russia?

For travel vaccine: Recommendations that are updated regularly visit :
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_imz_travelers. Pdf

http://www. Cdc. Gov ...Read more

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Vaccinations do not cause autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...See more

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What are the are vaccinations you need as an adult?

What are the are vaccinations you need as an adult?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation.


http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate. Html ...Read more

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If my child is sick, should I put off vaccinations?

If my child is sick, should I put off vaccinations?

No: Mild illnesses, like a cold, have no effect on vaccines--side effects or effectiveness. Your doctor might delay for a high fever of 103 or 104 since vaccines can cause a fever. In general, infants and young children catch so many colds and ear infections their 1st few winters, they might get way behind in vaccines if we delay with each minor illness, placing them at risk for serious illness. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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It's a myth that: receiving vaccinations is extremely painful. ...See more

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What to do if I'm not up to date with vaccinations?

Catch up: Review your records with your doctors office and catch up on the ones you need. ...Read more