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Are Booster Seats Necessary
Cut the risk: The use of belt positioning booster seats have been shown to cut the risk of injuries by half. Fancy aftermarket neck pads or belt adjusters may increase a passenger's risk of injury. Early use of an adult belt is better than no restraint at all because it prevents ejection from the vehicle.However, severe injuries can result when the belt jumps over the pelvis & impacts the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't had immunizations since childhood. Am 36 now. Should I get a tetatnus booster? Is it safe or even necessary to get after so long?
Safe-yes / depends: The safety and effectiveness of vaccines, specifically the TdaP booster you should get soon is wonderful.If you want to avoid life threatening problems like tetanus and diphtheria, they are a relative bargain.The pertussis part is more a public health issue,it would likely only cause you a bad bronchitis (the 100 days cough) but you could unknowingly spread it to an infant who could die from it. ...Read more
Yes: If one has never had chicken pox, the recommendation is for 2 shots, meaning a booster should be given after having the first shot. Alternatively, one can do a blood test to check for immunity, especially if one has to do a blood test in order to qualify for a job anyway, such as working in a hospital. A primary care doctor can help explain details and other special circumstances. ...Read more
Hi I have accidentally bitten by our pet dog small scratch.B4 I was bitten I got verorab Booster 2shots completed it 3days b4 I was bitten. Am I safe?
Rabies: Has your dog received rabies vaccine? Has the dog been around other animals that might have rabies? The chances of your getting rabies under these circumstances are minimal, but this is an invariably fatal disease. Keep your dog under observation by a veterinarian. You will probably be fine but if you are worried, check the CDC rabies website for more info. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel worthless, useless and really bad sometimtimes i just need some confident boosters, and maybe some advice with life please?
No: Get your booster shot as soon as possible. For most typical vaccination series, you don't need to start all over again. Check out http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf to see what's recommended for your age (and medical conditions). Strongly consider meningococcal vaccine if you live in a dorm. Also HPV series to prevent certain cancers. ...Read more
Same as other shots: Some vaccines sting more than others but their discomfort is not any different at 50 than it is at 5. ...Read more
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