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Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Anthrax vaccine: Although much has been written in the lay press about it, the current anthrax vaccine is safe. The most common side effect, like most vaccines, is injection site pain. ...Read more

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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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Is there an anthrax vaccine for me too take?

Is there an anthrax vaccine for me too take?

There is a vaccine.: An anthrax vaccine has been licensed since 1970. It is only given to those who have risk of exposure. Here is the centers for disease control direct link for you on the anthrax vaccine. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/anthrax.html. ...Read more

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Is the anthrax vaccine available to the public?

Is the anthrax vaccine available to the public?

Well, yes, but...: Not on any voluntary basis that just any one can get. People at high risk may get it, such as vets, farmers or researchers who handle anthrax, or military personnel. ...Read more

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I am in the military and I worried about the anthrax vaccine. Is it dangerous?

I am in the military and I worried about the anthrax vaccine.  Is it dangerous?

Necessary protection: The anthrax vaccine is as safe as it can be made, but is only recommended for military, lab personnel and environmental workers who are at the highest risk for exposure to anthrax spores. Antibiotics can only kill the bacterium -- not the spores that would be more likely used in a terrorist attack. http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/a-look-at-each-vaccine/anthrax-vaccine.html. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

Vaccine available: A vaccine is available and you should consult your doctor to determine need for it and your suitability as a recipient. Please note that you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get anthrax from a terrorist attack. ...Read more

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Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

Vaccine = prevention: Biothrax is the acellular anthrax vaccine licensed by the fda for use in the us. It is used for prevention. Antibiotics are used for treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I find out about the long term affects of having been given anthrax vaccines?

Where can I find out about the long term affects of having been given anthrax vaccines?

See below: See this site for information about anthrax vaccine. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-anthrax.pdf. ...Read more

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When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

Regular well checks: Normally, vaccine appointments should go along with the normal well check schedule. Your pediatrician should be able to furnish you with the vaccine schedule they follow, showing which combinations of vaccines they use, and exactly when they are given, but most follow the acip guidelines and the chart found at aap.Org. So follow the well check schedule, and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Hi i was bitten by a cat. I got my first anti rabies vaccines and scheduled for 4 other vaccines. Does that mean if i completed the vac im free rabies?

Hi i was bitten by a cat. I got my first anti rabies vaccines and scheduled for 4 other vaccines. Does that mean if i completed the vac im free rabies?

Clarification: If concern for rabies is at stake i assume your 1st shot was human rabies Immune Globulin (hrig) which gives immediate antibodies until body can respond to vaccine by actively producing antibodies itself. On the same day you would also receive your first rabies series vaccine. Newer reccomendations are that three more doses normally given unless immune suppressed. Yes, to keep you well and safe. ...Read more

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Son was scheduled for 3rd polio vaccination on the 4th of November, he received the vaccine 10 days earlier. Is there a problem, when is the next one?

Polio vaccine: It would be hard to know without knowing which polio schedule he is on but his ten days could be or may not be too early and his fourth polio , again depending on the vaccine is after his fourth birthday ...Read more

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Hi doc to discontinue the pcv vaccination after ist vaccines.my pedia has scheduled monthly but its expensive.is my child safe?

Hi doc  to discontinue the pcv vaccination after ist vaccines.my pedia has scheduled monthly but its expensive.is my child safe?

Define safe: Vaccines help a patient develop active antibody protection against illness.To achieve longer term benefit, the full series of the PCV vaccine must be completed or initial benefits wear off.The pneumococcal germ is known to cause blood poisoning, meningitis & other illnesses.They have declined in frequency among vaccinated kids.These diseases are treatable if detected early, but are significant. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a cold & respritory infection & this triggers his mild asthma. He is scheduled for his polio vaccine tomorrow is it ok to do?

My 4 year old has a cold & respritory infection & this triggers his mild asthma. He is scheduled for his polio vaccine tomorrow is it ok to do?

Get it now: There are very few, if any illnesses that preclude getting vaccinated. It's fine to be vaccinated when you have a cold, sore throat, ear infection, cough, uti, etc. Its also ok to be vaccinated while on antibiotics. If symptoms are mild, it should be fine to proceed with vaccinations. ...Read more

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Where can anthrax still be found?

Where can anthrax still be found?

Soil/ mammals: Bacillus anthracis spores can be found in soil. Mammals can be impacted. Anthrax outbreaks in animals are more often seen in undeveloped nations. However, anthrax has been found on all continents (even antarctica!). ...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