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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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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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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

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How is the dtap vaccine effective?

How is the dtap vaccine effective?

Dtap vaccine: It is very effective, the immunity lasts for up to 10 years , but now it is recommended to get a booster shot every 5 years instead of 10. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Flu and pnumonia vac: Flu vaccine can be taken with pnumonia vaccine, if it is recommended by your doctor because of your age or medical condition you can take tham together. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is more effective? IPV or OPV fir preventing polio For kids ?

Which vaccine is more effective? IPV or OPV fir preventing polio For kids ?

Polio vaccines: OPV is more effective at preventing polio as it is a live attenuated virus. That being said , the risk to being administered the OPV is higher as polio is pretty much eradicated from the world, and the only cases of paralytic polio are from the oral vaccine. So, IMHO, the decision to go with the inactivated vaccine is the correct one and OPV is no longer available in the US. ...Read more

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Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Confusing question: You can take a hep b vaccine under most any circumstances. I would not take it within 4-6 weeks of taking a significant amount of Prednisone or similar drug, as it would weaken or impair the response.It can be taken with another vaccine or in the same time period. ...Read more

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How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

2-4 weeks: Generally about 2-4 weeks, with some variability between people. Most people should have evidence of MMR antibodies by one month after vaccination. ...Read more

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How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

Very successful: This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years. It also prevents whooping cough. ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more

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Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

No: Our instincts suggest your immune system may react more vigorously and give you a more tender arm but recent studies suggest that is not the case. Thus, while not needed, the upshot is getting two doses of tdap is not harmful not even more painful--just unnecessary. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination side effect?

Varicella vaccination side effect?

See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?

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Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?

Yes: As long as the person who was the source of exposure tests negative for hepatitis surface antigen, Hepatitis B Vaccine alone (either Recombivax or engerix) should be ok. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more