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Doctor insights on: Catch Up Schedule For Immunizations

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


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What is a modified immunization schedule?

What is a modified immunization schedule?

Immunizations: A modified immunization schedule is one which deviates from the schedule recommended by expert panels after their extensive study of all available reseach.Those promoting these alternatives generally admit to the lack of any evidence as to a positive reason to change the recommendations.And there may be negative consequences to your child's healthy when the schedules are changed. ...Read more

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Is it ok not to stick to an immunization schedule?

Is it ok not to stick to an immunization schedule?

NO !!: Not the best idea.These schedules are based upon extensive research regarding safety and efficacy.Greatly varying the schedule has been shown in studies to lead to increases in the occurance of the diseases the shots are trying to prevent.Go with the tried and true. ...Read more

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What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate.html ...Read more

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These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

Primary/Boosters: Presuming you have had primary immunization with DPT vaccines in infancy or childhood, it is recommended to get tetanus booster every 10 years and because of resurgence of whoopin cough we do not use single tetanus vaccine but combination vaccine for adults called tdap, which has vaccine for tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.If never vaccinated you need to start primary vaccination&boosters/10yr. ...Read more

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Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

See below: For someone who has had all recommended childhood vaccines the following are recommended for adults: dt (diphtheria tetanus) every 10 years, with 1 dose of dtap (diphtheria tetanus pertussis); hpv (3 shots) for women and men under 26; shingles for adults 60 and older (once); pneumococcal at 65 or older (once); and flu every year. Ask your doctor if you're at risk for other preventable infections. ...Read more

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Open lung biopsy scheduled and I didn't really catch what is involved?

Open lung biopsy scheduled and I didn't really catch what is involved?

Discuss: In general, agree with dr. Arenberg's answer/description of procedure. But, the specifics for you depend on why you are having a biopsy. If it is for an isolated area, it may be a single piece of lung tissue. Biopsy for generalized lung disease diagnosis may require between 3-4 pieces of lung tissue being excised. Well trained thoracic surgeon will perform over 85% of lung biopsies by vats. ...Read more

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Some mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?

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mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?

Absolutely Not: In fact, current studies demonstrate that not only is there no benefit to delay but the risk of the diseases occurring (pertussis or whooping cough) is statistically higher. Be wise and immunize on time. Remeber these recommendations are based on expert opinions and research. Trust the pediatricians, not the chiropracter or actress. ...Read more

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Adult immunization schedule question. Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Adult immunization schedule question.  Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Most should get this: Tdap is recommend for adults of any age who will be in contact with babies and children-particularly babies younger than 12 months. Additionally, pregnant women and adults who may be exposed to pertussis through their occupation (helathcare etc) should get protected. People who have sensitivities to components of the vaccine should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read more

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