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What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

Immunization : The 1st shot your baby will receive is the 1st Hepatitis B vaccine before leaving the hospital, 2nd Hepatitis B at age 1 mos, then Dtap, Ipv & Hib ( pentacel), pcv & rota virus vaccine all at age 2 mos, next set of sts ages 4 & 6 mos. I hope that answers your questions. Good luck. ...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 is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

Immunization: the first immunization that a baby receives is the hepatitis B vaccine. More information about vaccines can be found http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/ -- details which vaccines are given at each visit and details about each vaccination. ...Read more

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Can I defer my baby's 6 month immunization shot? If yes, how long? What is the time frame to pre or postpone it?

Can I defer my baby's 6 month  immunization shot? If yes, how  long? What is the time frame to pre or postpone it?

Why: If the kid has an illness or is under specific treatment that would not support the normal series, a delay would be warranted.Otherwise it is not considered wise, and leaves the kid vulnerable to illness. Vaccine use has been the best thing to happen to kids in modern medicine. You need only to take a walk through an old cemetery to understand how life was before them. ...Read more

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Is it dangereous to delay child vaccine that is supposed to be given at 4 yrs age by a month or so? I think it is just one shot.

Is it dangereous to delay child vaccine that is supposed to be given at 4 yrs age by a month or so? I think it is just one shot.

No, but: It is fine to delay the shot if/when it would interfere with the other things you have going on. Sometimes we do after asking you about family members on chemo or other issues that would be important.But don't forget the need is still there to get these boosters to keep the kid safe. ...Read more

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Should I give Tylenol (acetaminophen) to my 2 months old baby before immunization shots or after o reduce the discomfort ? Which is preferred ?

Should I give Tylenol (acetaminophen) to my 2 months old baby before immunization shots or after o reduce the discomfort ? Which is preferred ?

Not helpful: There is no significant evidence that indicates pre-medicating with pain relievers is beneficial when given prior to the injections. However, Tylenol (acetaminophen) in weight appropriate doses should not be harmful. ...Read more

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Why did I still get whooping cough as a child even after having all the vaccine shots?

Why did I still get whooping cough as a child even after having all the vaccine shots?

Not 100%: Vaccines really have been a major improvement in public health but no medicine is 100% effective. When vaccines don't prevent a disease they do usually make it much lighter. We also now know that most vaccines do not last forever . Boosters are often needed later in life. ...Read more

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Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more

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Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?

Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?

It does not matter: Both work very well. There is limited data to suggest that FluMist might work a little better. Another upside is no injection, but if you want to have FluMist administered and covered by insurance, certain plans do not cover it. Check first. ...Read more

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Is it all right for my baby to get only 2 shots of hepb vaccine?

Two Dose for 11to15: Two dose HepB Vaccine is only given to children age 11 to 15 years Babies are given three doseVaccine ...Read more

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I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. Can i still safely breastfeed my baby?

I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. Can i still safely breastfeed my baby?

Yes: There is no passage of any detrimental material that we know of into the breast milk from any of the material in any of the hepatitis shots, either a or b. ...Read more

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If gf had hep b as a baby and is dormant now (not chronic) can I get it from her through sexual contact? I have received all 3 vaccine shots.

If gf had hep b as a baby and is dormant now (not chronic) can I get it from her through sexual contact? I have received all 3 vaccine shots.

If your vaccine...: "took" (detectable titers of anti-hepatitis b surface antibody are present in therapeutic amounts), then you are likely protected. If there is any doubt, ask your girfriend to get tested to check her viral load while you have your antibody levels assessed. If the latter are low, you may need a booster. Above all, be careful to avoid exposure in an unprotected setting. ...Read more

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Is it okay to administer fluzone quadrivalent vaccine and MMR at the same time to a 9 month old baby boy?if not,how long fluzone can be given after MMR shot?

Yes and no: The 2 vaccines are fine to give on the same day, but MMR is generally not given until 12 mo unless there are local cases and or expected travel into areas where there are active cases.If given at 9 mo a repeat dose at 12 mo would be expected to assure immunity. ...Read more

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2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

Heat: It may take a few days to resolve.I have heat does work, but maybe slowly.If not improving or worsening in size, may be infected.Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I m 30 years old n hav a1.3 yrs old baby boy.I hav itching n irritating on area around vagina.i hav got 3 shots if cervical cancer vaccine.Please help?

I m 30 years old n hav a1.3 yrs old baby boy.I hav itching n irritating on area around vagina.i hav got 3 shots if cervical cancer vaccine.Please help?

See doctorConsult: The itching,irritation in genital area may be due to allergy ,yeast infection or skin infection .You are well protected as you had3 shots of HPV .You consult the doctor ,and get treated . ...Read more

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What is a justifiable child immunization?

What is a justifiable child immunization?

Justified ??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world,our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you loose your childs immunization records?

Could you tell me what happens if you loose your childs immunization records?

Look for backups: In my state the law requires that i keep records (including vaccinations) on kids for 7 years from their last visit or 21 yrs, whichever is longer. Retrieval of the information is provided for a fee. Schools & day care facilities will often have a backup list available for review. Some states have a vaccine registry, but parents may have to opt-in to have their kids info recorded. ...Read more

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If my child gets an immunization, can he still get the disease he is protected against?

If my child gets an immunization, can he still get the disease he is protected against?

Yes: Immunizations are not 100% effective. Some vaccines are closer to 100% than others, including the Hib and pcv vaccines for meningitis. Yet others, like influenza and varicella vaccines, may cover 50-70% of children in some studies. Booster doses are recommended to increase the likelihood of full protection. ...Read more

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