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Can U Still Get The Vaccine If You Have The Virus Already
Karl Landsteiner &: Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908. The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize! ...Read more
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
Can I still get the shingles vaccine AFTER I've had shingles? (Once the virus completely wears off) I've had chronic cases over the last 16 years.
Probably: It is approved for individuals 50 and above, with certain precautions, wether they had the shingles or not, please check with your primary physician, goodluck ...Read more
I am almost 27. Will it help to still get the hpv vaccine if there are signs of the virus present?
HPV vaccine: The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) is excellent at preventing HPV caused by any of 9 different HPV types. However, it has no effect at all on an HPV infection someone already has. The vaccine is not normally recommended beyond age 26, but is harmless and still effective in people at risk for future exposure. ...Read more
1 year 4month old baby, is it risky to travel with her from Lebanon to Maldives? Is it risky that she will get a virus? She took a vaccine for travel
Mgt.: It should be safe as long as she has been vaccinated and good hand washing and safe food is provided. Please also consult with your PCP prior to travel to review her medical history. ...Read more
Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more
Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more
Can I get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus? .
I turn 27 years old tomorrow. I contacted the HPV virus two years ago and was treated. Should I go get the HPV vaccine or is it too late?
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
Born in 1975. I think I got measles vaccine but not sure type (live or killed virus) and if got 1 shot or 2. Do I need get current MMR vaccine?
MMR for adults: Persons vaccinated before 1979 with either killed mumps vaccine or mumps vaccine of unknown type who are at high risk for mumps infection should be considered for revaccination with 2 doses of MMR vaccine. High risk adults are healthcare workers, travel internationally or are college students. Your doctor can send a blood test to check the status of your immunity before repeating vaccinations. ...Read more
Vaccine for hep B does it mean I woudnot never get the virus even if I exposed to it from patient with virus? Is there also booster vaccine and when?
You need to get the: Whole vaccine sequence in order to be protected. It has a series of 2 boosters in short sequence from the initial vaccine. Your body's immune system needs to recognize it, to react to it, and if you're missing the sequencing, then you're inadequately protected. It's not like tetanus shot, where you need a booster every 10 years. You just need to complete it once. Adolescent dosing is different. ...Read more
I feel like I might be coming down with a virus but I wanted to get my tdap vaccine today. Can i? I had a cut and worry about tetanus.
5 month old chest cough due to virus, took 3 days bretaped oral steroid friday. Still coughing temp 37.7. How long can cough last? Vaccines due... Ok?
Vacicnes-no: Coughing can last 7-10 days from a virus. Steroids indicate there was probably wheezing as well. If the cough is the same as when steroids started then be seen again to be sure the wheezing is gone. I prefer not to vaccinate until the illness is resolved. I do not llke to overtax the immune system. ...Read more
Is it possible to be exposed to flu virus in small enough amounts to not get sick but develop some antibodies? Not to undermine vaccine. Curious.
I'd: Interesting question. There do exist subclinical infections that produce little or no symptoms but result in antibodies. The flu is caused by different viruses such as bird or swine so difficult to answer exposure rate. However my best guess we be it is possible but would not count on it. Better to get the vaccine! ...Read more
If I have a HPV 9-valent vaccine now&in future a better vaccine came out against more strain of the virus, can I still have the better vaccine? 17 male
How can I get a blood test for herpes virus if I had chickenpox vaccine as a child. Wouldn't it come out positive?
Should flu vaccine be taken annually is necessary for us? Who always can't predict the right strain for vaccine, we still suffer from the novel virus.
If shingles is caused by chicken pox virus, why do they say let your kid get chicken pox or get the vaccine? Wouldn't that increase your risk of shingle
Risk benefit ratio: Prior to the vaccine we had about 10, 000 hospital admissions & 50 deaths/yr with chickenpox. Deaths have dropped to none in the vaccinated group. The frequency of shingles after the shot is less than that of wild disease. Shingles emerges when the persons immune system fails to keep it in hibernation. Though nasty, it is not a fatal disease but would be more frequent without the vaccine. ...Read more
If I have a high risk of cancer since it runs in my family should I get the HPV vaccine or is that just for the STD virus?
Get vaccinated: Even with your family history, you're probably not at increased risk of HPV-related cancers. But all people should get the vaccine that prevents 4 of the genital HPV types, especially at your age, regardless of apparent risk. The frequency of genital HPV and HPV-related cancers is the same in people with very few and very many sex partners. Why take any risk when it's so easily prevented? ...Read more
No Cons: The Gardasil shot is a vaccine that protects you against two low risk hpv types and two high risk types of hpv. The vaccine does not contain any virus. It is quite safe. In my opinion, there is no downside except cost as insurance companies in my state do not cover Gardasil over the age of 26. ...Read more
Much research: Vaccines will often take 2 decades of research before they come to market. In that interval, the researchers determine whether a weakened/ killed or synthetic material that replicates parts of the virus will trigger a protective immune response. The weakened virus (nasal flu, MMR, varicella) all have some potential to cause a low grade infection. Killed or synthetic material does not. ...Read more
Steam kills: Steam would kill the viruses and vaccine would lose effectiveness. ...Read more
Are you traveling?: Japanese encephalitis is endemic in se asia but not in north america. A vaccine is available and may be appropriate depending on your travel plans. See a travel clinic and take their advice as to prevention for this and other exotic infections. ...Read more
??? what???: The vaccines do not "treat" any illness. If taken before exposure they may help someone build personal immunity and prevent a viral disease from starting. At this point we have very few medications that have anti-viral properties. Bacteria, fortunately, are more amenable to available drugs. ...Read more
My baby is having pcv vaccine on aug 26&sept 1 for rota virus and sept2 for dtap/pentahib is that sched ok? Since pcv&dtap is fr govt & rota fr pedia
Vaccinations: How old is your baby? This schedule is not acceptable, all these shots should be give on the same day total of 2 injections at different sites & the oral rota, if you have to devided them they should not be less than 4 wks apart. Ask your pediatrician why he is doing that & ask for proper scehdule. Good luck ...Read more
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