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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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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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Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

YES IT IS NECCESSARY: Yes it is necessary to prevent MaeslesMumps&Rubella ...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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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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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 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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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

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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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Are there vaccinations for encephalitis?

Encephalitis: It depends. There are vaccines for some types of viral encephalopathies like meales, varicela, arbovirus. Autoimmune encephalopathies don't necessarily have vaccines. There are a ton of causes including, west nile, japanese, western equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis murray valley encephalitis la crosse encephalitis colorado tick fever. Autoimmune encephalitis. ...Read more

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Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Yes: Yes, lifetime risk of hepatitis b infection for an average human is at least 5% and its a virus that causes liver failure, need for transplnt, chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death. Hepatitis a, affects mostly adults, but can also cause acute liver failure and death and is spread by food supply contamination and poop/saliva. Hep b is spread sexually, IV drug and blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Which immunizations are required in america?

Which immunizations are required in america?

ForBabies or Adults: Babies need vaccines starting at birth and till age of 4to6 for most and then again at 11 and yearly flu vaccines.Adults need boosters,annual Flu Vaccine pnumovax/for herpes zoster after 60.Too many to list.Cionsult your Doctor/Pediatrician ...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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Are vaccines always safe?

Are vaccines always safe?

Nothing in life is: There is nothing in life that is always safe. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... And that's as good as it gets on this planet! if it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read more

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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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Are vaccines secure?

Yes: Vaccines are safe and secure in the United States. There is nothing in life that is always safe every time. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... and that's as good as it gets on this planet! If it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then go get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations effective?

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Yes: All the routine vaccinations approved in the U.S. For use in children and adults are effective in preventing diseases. However, vaccines are not 100% effective, so booster shots are sometimes needed, and some people who are vaccinated can still catch the disease (although such cases are often much milder than if the person had never gotten vaccinated). ...Read more

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Are there risks to immunizations?

Are there risks to immunizations?

Very, very small.: The biggest risk is in not getting immunized. There are no frivolous vaccines. Unless you have some unique situation the benefit will always be orders of magnitude greater than the risk. Minor soreness and fatigue for a day or so are a small price to pay for preventing the morbidity and mortality of mmr, hep b, etc. Ask anyone post polio. Autism and vaccines has been thoroughly debunked. ...Read more

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