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Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Yes: Sometimes it takes more than the typical 20-24 units of Botox to stop the muscles from moving. A little booster shot can help achieve that. A touch up treatment is usually down about 2 weeks after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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I would like advice about botox booster shots. can anyone help?

I would like advice about botox booster shots. can anyone help?

Botox booster shots: Hello You may not need these booster shots. It depends on your muscle activity, the actual amount of BoTox injected and your expectations. What you get may not be what you've received / expected before. There are few "deals" that are lasting results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many booster shots does a 13 year old have to have?

Can you tell me how many booster shots does a 13 year old have to have?

Depends: It depends entirely on what vaccines have already been administered. Typically a thirteen year old who has been up-to-date is not due for anything for a few years. That assumes that they received the Gardasil series, menactra, and Adacel in the previous two years. Mantoux, though not technically a vaccine, may be also be needed depending on the region of the country and subsequent risk factors. ...Read more

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I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?

I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?

YES!: Rabies is a fatal disease. Even if you have been previously immunized, any time you are bitten with an animal that is suspect; i.e. develops rabies after monitoring, or is unable to be isolated for observation; you will need two further injections on day 0 and day 3. ...Read more

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Can tetanus and booster shots hurt, because I am absolutely terrified of shots, i can not handle them at all. Please help?

Can tetanus and booster shots hurt, because I am absolutely terrified of shots, i can not handle them at all. Please help?

Usually does: I have never had one that did not.Sounds like you need some couch time with a therapist. I expect that behavior from a little kid, but it must mess up your life if you are struggling with it now. ...Read more

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On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that i would ever contract tetanus?

On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that i would ever contract tetanus?

Tetanus: Dont gamble with your health by not taking a harmless tetanus shot. You should have a booster and because of the whooping cough epidemic you should get an attenuated DPT shot this time. ...Read more

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Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?

Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?

Booster Protection: Five to 10 years is estimated duration of booster protection. Like most biological properties the lines are not hard and fast. There is tremendous variation. The most important thing for you to remember is that no harm is done even if the booster is repeated one year apart, so if someone does not recall when he or she last got a booster, it is OK to get one now. ...Read more

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Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read more

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