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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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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's the recommended schedule for newborn well child visits?

What's the recommended schedule for newborn well child visits?

See below: Most infants are seen within a few days after delivery. Then normal visits occur at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergy: keep waking up early for a week now. How do I regulate my sleep schedule?

Seasonal allergy: keep waking up early for a week now. How do I regulate my sleep schedule?

Treat the allergy: I presume you have a very stuffy and runny nose during certain season. Sleep disturbance is often associated with nasal obstruction and i believe that your sleep quality will get better once you get your nose open. Unfortunately, the decongestant in otc medications often keeps one awake and you should ask your family doctor to try you on a prescription nasal spray. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap, Usually: Unless there is a specific reason not to vaccinate against pertussis (whooping cough) such as a previous allergic reaction, tdap is preferred. Currently, people 65 and older can receive a dose of tdap, with boosters of td every 10 years. ...Read more

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Feeding schedule and sleeping schedule for a 7 month old n need to get a new routine for my son help?

Feeding schedule and sleeping schedule for a 7 month old n need to get a new routine for my son help?

IF you want your: Life back & get 8 straight hours of sleep yourself,U need to stop d night time feedings. Make sure u wake ur baby up every three hours during d day, burp, change diaper if needed & let ur baby fall asleep on his/ her own. Put ur baby down say at 10 pm & let ur little one sleep thru 6 am. Crying does not mean hunger. Easier way out to quiet a baby. If u continue, it will come back & haunt you. ...Read more

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What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

Incomplete series: There is likelyhood that the degree of protection afforded by the vaccine will fade sooner. The 3rd could be completed even when delayed over a year. ...Read more

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Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Flu vaccine: The CDC recommends that all persons over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. There are only a few groups of people who cannot receive a yearly flu vaccine. more info can be found through the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm#annual-vaccination ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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What are all immunizations needed for a newborn till age 5??

CDC: go to the CDC website for a complete chart. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html ...Read more

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What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

Vaccines, general: By age 2 years most children should have 3 IPV, 4 DTap, 4 HiB, 3 Rotateq, 4 Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 MMR, 1 Varicella and 3 Influenza vaccines. Hepatitis A is an optional 2 dose series which can be started as early as 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

No: Rotavirus is one of the main causes of diarrhea related deaths worldwide in infants & children. It is also one of the prime reasons kids in the US are hospitalized for dehydration. The vaccine has been effective in reducing these admissions within the populations that use them. However, they remain optional. ...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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Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus. ...Read more

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My baby isn't up to date on vaccines, can she still get a flu shot?

Yes: No problem getting the influenza vaccine (flu shot) after 6 months of age. If first timer, she will receive a 1/2 dose and repeat again 1 month later. You can still get the other catch up vaccines at the same time! ...Read more

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Vaccinations needed for before traveling to turkey?

Vaccinations needed for before traveling to turkey?

The usual: Unless there is something going on in turkey at the time of travel, the regular vaccines will be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive 6 rabies vaccinations within a month? Completed primary 4 shot series, now being given 2 more boosters for secondary bat exposure shortly after primary series finished, per this facilities infectious disease dr. recommendation.

Is it safe to receive 6 rabies vaccinations within a month? Completed primary 4 shot series, now being given 2 more boosters for secondary bat exposure shortly after primary series finished, per this facilities infectious disease dr. recommendation.

Shots: You're seeing an infectious disease specialist, someone with years of specialty training beyond a Medical School. Why would you seek opinion on this site from a urologist or an Orthodontist or a GP? If you do not have trust in your Specialists training and experience, seek 2nd opinion from a different infectious disease specialist. ...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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