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Why aren't all vaccines required annually?

Why aren't all vaccines required annually?

Biological memory: For some viral germs like measles that never change, the body holds memory of which antibodies to make to prevent it for decades if not a lifetime. Shots for some bacteria like tetanus, seem to do this for up to 10 years.Some germs like the flu adapt/change their form every year or 2 and yearly vaccines are more helpful. That is the wondrous way a healthy body works. ...Read more

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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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What immunizations are required for babies?

What immunizations are required for babies?

Several vaccines: Vaccines for babies in the U.S. Include: hepatitis b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal, hemophilus influ.B, rotavirus, polio, and influenza. Chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis a are given after infancy. Several vaccines are combination vaccines. ...Read more

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Why are so many vaccines recommended for babies?

Why are so many vaccines recommended for babies?

Diseases: Vaccinations for your baby are generally recommended to help prevent serious and deadly illnesses/diseases. The success of immunizations cannot be exaggerated enough--they are safe and the researchers who tried to suggest otherwise have been proven and admitted to being fraudulent. ...Read more

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What vaccines are mandatory for children?

What vaccines are mandatory for children?

Varies by state: The requirements vary by state.Some states have specific requirements at school entry while others HAV requirements starting with entry to any licensed day care.I would look to your local state health authority or school for guidance. ...Read more

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How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

Six: Dr kwok's answer is correct, but in addition, a tdap booster is recommended to be given at least once to all adults. ...Read more

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How many doses of meningococcal vaccine are needed

How many doses of meningococcal vaccine are needed

1 or 2: Well, there is a small discrepancy right now. The cdc, the people who recommend how to get shots, recommends that kids 11-18 need two doses. One at 11yo and one aft 16yo. But, the fda has not approved either brand, Menveo or menactra, to be given that way. Both are only approved as a one dose vaccine. This will clear up soon and every kid will get 2 doses, and you can do that now off fda label. ...Read more

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Which vaccines are absolutely necessary?

Which vaccines are absolutely necessary?

Confusing question: Which deadly or disabling diseases are you willing to risk.The recommended set are what are available that are proven to work with minimal if any risk. The youngest infants are often at the greatest risk from these diseases.They are not offered until the kid is old enough to benefit from them.You can find info at healthy children.org or the CDC site. ...Read more

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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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Which vaccines are important for zambia?

Which vaccines are important for zambia?

Don't forget Malaria: Vaccines depend on which you have already had & where you are going in zambia. Yellow fever vaccine if going to north west & western provinces of zambia only. Be sure up to date on tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (tdap) hepatitis a (also hep b would be ideal) and typhoid. Check your MMR (recent measles outbreak), polio (ipv). Will need malaria meds. Learn about rabies safety.Need backup antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

Many adult vaccines: Hepb vacc for adults who may come in contact with blood or injection needles, or have others risks. Hepa vacc for adults who travel abroad, or have other risks. Hpv vacc for adults who are young women, or have other risks. Tdap vacc for adults who have contact with children, or are due for a tetanus booster. Annual flu vacc is recommended. Other vaccines include shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, etc.. ...Read more

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Are all of the vaccines they give to newborns necessary?

Are all of the vaccines they give to newborns necessary?

Confusing question: Newborns are only given one vaccine that I know of, the Hepatitis B vaccine, and that starts the process of protection.That disease was/is responsible for liver failure/liver cancer /death and protection can be lifelong.I remember diagnosing my first 9mo with pending Hep B liver failure 30+ years ago.Not a happy time.Vaccines are giver as soon as babies can benefit from them. ...Read more

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What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

Disease Protection: Travel vaccines are tailored to what diseases you may face in the countries you are traveling. Sometimes you may be facing typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, and the like. There are a few universal ones and they include those you are at risk for in your very own home country, the usa. You should be protected from tetanus, whooping cough, measles, and probably hepatitis a and b amoung others. ...Read more

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What are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

What are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

CDC: That is a bit of a complicated question and it depends on what you have had in the past, where you live, what you do, and where you plan to travel. Here is a helpful website, though: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6201a3.Htm that should give you every answer. ...Read more

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Are booster doses needed following initial vaccination?

Yes: Booster vaccine doses are needed with almost all vaccines. The immune system does not remember a vaccine forever, or does not make adequate amounts of antibodies forever, in part because vaccines are made to be not too strong on the body, so not to cause side effects in the vaccinated person. ...Read more

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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

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Are there are any vaccines for cancer? when we should take vaccines?

Are there are any vaccines for cancer? when we should take vaccines?

Yes and no: There are 3 vaccines that can prevent strains of Human Papillomavirus that are known to cause cervical/throat,anal and penile cancer in some people. They are usually given between age 9-26.They do not helpful if given after someone is exposed to and catches these viruses. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations required for visits to foreign countries like china?

Are vaccinations required for visits to foreign countries like china?

Varies: You can check with the center for disease control website for current requirements for world travel .www.cdc.gov/travel will have up to date listing and point out locations where you can get rare vaccines. Regular vaccines plus typhoid are the ones most often cited. ...Read more