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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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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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Do you recommend vaccinations for my nine to twelve month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my nine to twelve month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my twelve to fifteen month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my twelve to fifteen month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my fifteen to eighteen month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my fifteen to eighteen month old child?

Yes: At 15-18 months, the boosters for dtap (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough), hib (hemophilus meningitis), pneumo (meningitis, pneumonia), polio (paralyzing disease) are all needed. Measles and chicken pox vaccines are given unless the child has a suppressed or defective immune system. These serious childhood infections are preventable by vaccines. Some doctors give hepatitis a vaccine at 18 mon. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are recommended for 27 year old male. Haven't had anything for at least 10 years. Think i was fully vaccinated as child. No records.

What vaccinations are recommended for 27 year old male. Haven't had anything for at least 10 years. Think i was fully vaccinated as child. No records.

Based on titre or: 1 ) as a general rule you should have influenza , tdp ( tetanus , diphtheria , pertussis ) .2 ) others optional depending on titters MMR ( measles , mumps , rubella ) if you are traveling abroad , depending on the country may need polio vaccine rarely yellow fever vaccine. 3 ) others pneumo, ; menigococcal v , hepatiti a;b , hpv to consider speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccine: Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test. Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my two to four month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my two to four month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my six to nine month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my six to nine month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my four to six month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my four to six month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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