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What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine?

What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine?

Ingredients: The acellular pertussis vaccines is now recommended to be given at least once to all adults . There is no recommendation for more than 1 adult booster, but i would not be surprised to see it given for every booster (7-10 yrs) in the future.The other differences are related to the specific type of antigens and quatity in each vaccine.Antigens are the material that triggers your immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


Dr. Saul Hymes Dr. Hymes
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Does the MMR vaccine cause autism?

Dr. Saul Hymes Dr. Hymes
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Does the MMR vaccine cause autism?

No.: There have been multiple studies conclusively showing no connection between the two and the original study suggesting a relationship between MMR vaccination and autism has since been debunked and shown to be fraudulent. ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Does the immunity vaccines  get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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Pregnant with rash. Can I prove I had MMR and chickenpox vaccines with titers?

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Pregnant with rash. Can I prove I had MMR and chickenpox vaccines with titers?

Yes, you can.: There are other viral as well as bacterial infections causing rash beside chicken pox, measles, and rubella. Consultation with primary care doctor or obstetrician would be prudent. ...Read more

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When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

Age 4-6 years: The first vaccine for varicella is given at 12 months of age. A booster is given at ages 4-6, prior to kindergarten entry. ...Read more

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Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Yes: You can get blood drawn to check for antibody titres for these diseases. If you have been immunized there will be a positive titre, if not it will be negative and you can get the booster. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more

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Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more

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Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Shots? Infection?: I hope that you are writing about getting both the varicella (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections at the same time, which is certainly ok. These two shots are given either the same day, or otherwise, at least one month apart. They are both live vaccines by the way. If you have both infections as the same time, that would be quite unusual. Most have gotten the shots already. ...Read more

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Who created the measles and rubella vaccine?

Measles vaccine was : Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s. ...Read more

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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I've had chicken pox and i was also vaccinated against chicken pox - am i still at risk of shingles later on? Or will the ch. Pox vaccine protect me?

I've had chicken pox and i was also vaccinated against chicken pox - am i still at risk of shingles later on? Or will the ch. Pox vaccine protect me?

Yes/no: Shingles is a process where the varicella (CPX) virus comes out of hibernation. This is because the immune system has failed to keep it in check. Both the wild CPX and the shot have potential for later shingles. The zoster vaccine given to older people is actually a CPX vaccine with about 14X the stimulus material to boost the immune systems ability to keep it hibernating. ...Read more

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Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

No: Dr degraw's answer is correct, but recently there is a formal recommendation for a booster shot to be given in teens 5 years or so after the first vaccination. ...Read more

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Can children get chickenpox from some one with the shingles even if they had the shots?

Maybe: A single dose of the vaccine is considered 85% protective while two doses bring this up to 95% or better.Those with shingles are not as likely to spread the virus because it does not enter their saliva or become airborne by coughing. Only the debris from the sores is infectious, and avoidance can limit spread. ...Read more

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Is it possible that getting a MMR booster shot for my autistic child possibly cause her autism to be more severe?

No connection: There is no evidence that vaccines cause or worsen autism. The one paper that implicated vaccines was retracted and the lead physician lost his medical license due to various improprieties. Millions of dollars have been spent looking at vaccines and autims, and there has never been any link found. ...Read more

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Dr did mmr shot on at her 1 year visit and 6 days later she got chickenpox and hepA Im told on her 15m visit shell get chickenpox again is that safe?

Dr did mmr shot on at her 1 year visit and 6 days later she got chickenpox and hepA Im told on her 15m visit shell get chickenpox again is that safe?

This is safe: Most pediatrician sand family doctors give the second dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine between 4-6 years of age, but it is safe and effective to give the second and final dose anytime at least 3 months after the first. So, while your pediatrician has chosen schedule which is unusual, it is safe and in line with CDC guidelines. ...Read more

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Read article today saying courts have confirmed MMR and autism link. My son is getting ready to get his 1 year shots! what do I do? Help!

There is no link: There has not been a study that has passed muster with the medical comminity that has linked MMR or any other immunization with the develoopment of Autism. At best it an urban myth. those who claim a link are preying on families desterate to find a cuase of their child's autism. do not fear having your child immunized. ...Read more

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I have autism can i get a flu shot?

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Yes unless . . .: Although autism is a nervous system condition, it is not a reason to avoid/skip flu shot. Check out reasons to avoid specific vaccines at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/should-not-vacc.htm. Ask about inactivated flu shot (common) vs live attenuated nasal spray (less common). ...Read more

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Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

No link: No there is no known link. The injectable flu vaccine is a dead vaccine. The MMR was in question and is live. But even the MMR has been proven not to cause autism. ...Read more

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Can a person with autism get a flu shot?

Absolutely. There is: no scientific evidence that vaccines either cause Autism or worsen symptoms in a person with an established diagnosis. People with some of types of the inherited mitochondrial disorders can experience worsening of their neurological & Neurodevelopmental symptoms with any stress like fever, including normal febrile reactions to vaccines. ...Read more

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Had positive results on a HSV 1/2 test and was told to get retested in 6 months. Is it possible for this to be a false positive due to chickenpox shot?

Had positive results on a HSV 1/2 test and was told to get retested in 6 months. Is it possible for this to be a false positive due to chickenpox shot?

VZV and HSV: Hsv1 causes cold sores in the mouth and lip area and over 80% people have positive blood tests to this virus. Hsv2 causes genital herpes and is less common. The combined hsv1/hsv2 test would be positive if you had either of these viruses. Ask for a split test to see if you are positive for either one separately. Vzv causes chickenpox and is a different virus and doesn't usually cross-react. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ shingles, without ever having chickenpox? I got both vaccination shots, and somehow I have shingles now on my left arm. How? What's up?

Diagnosed w/ shingles, without ever having chickenpox? I got both vaccination shots, and somehow I have shingles now on my left arm. How? What's up?

Vaccine/wild disease: The weakened but living virus in the chickenpox vaccine has the potential in your lifetime of emerging as shingles. It does so the same way the wild germ does, but studies to date have shown the risk of shingles lower after the vaccine than the wild virus.If your case is due to the vaccine, and not a mild case of chickenpox you might have still had, it would have the weakened strain. ...Read more

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My son is allergic to a vaccine but i don't know which one. He has mild end autism spectrum disorder. If he is sensitive to vaccines can he get a flu shot?

Probably : His autistic issues have nothing whatsoever to do with immunizations.Ask the doctor to what vaccine he is sensitive and if not eggs, give him the flu shot. ...Read more

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Is autism transmitted?

Is autism transmitted?

Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or something related if one or more of your biological parents have it. But, genetics is very far away from being able to predict what child will get it, given the parent's symptoms. If this is your concern, find a genetic counselor for the latest... ...Read more

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Is autism misunderstood?

By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in different degrees in different people. From my perspective, some with partial symptoms, not enough for a formal diagnosis, still can benefit from treatment to improve. ...Read more

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What is an "autism stare"?

What is an "autism stare"?

Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting. ...Read more

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What is an "autism stare"?

Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to. ...Read more

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What are the cause of autism?

Not Yet: We know from results of massive amounts of research that immunizations are not the cause.As yet, there are many theories , but nothing remotely proven. ...Read more

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How to know if I have autism?

I doubt it: Chances are, if you are writing FOR YOURSELF right now. You do NOT have autism. An autistic person wouldn't care enough about it nor be understanding of the vast outside world enough to write the question and ask the internet. Hope that helped. Be well : ) ...Read more

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How is chickenpox transmitted?

How is chickenpox transmitted?

Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters). ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more