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Childrens Health Vaccines Up To Date
My daughter is 16 months and healthy. Are there any health risks for her to travel 4 times a year from italy to the united states ? Vaccines are up to date and she meets all developmental milestones.
Legal requirement: In new york state, vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles and chickenpox are required before being enrolled in kindergarten. Health forms prepared by your doctor is the only document that will confirm that your child received the necessary vaccines. ...Read more
None.: There are several meningitis vaccines given, mostly to children. They are all safe and necessary vaccines and can prevent unnecessary illness and death. The meningococcal vaccine is mostly given to children at age 10-11 with a booster at 16; pneumococcal and hemophilus influenza B are both given as a series with the regular under 2 year old vaccines. They also may be given to adults at risk. ...Read more
Vaccines: do not strengthen the immune system, simply put: they rather train the immune system on how to combat a specific microorganism by forming antibodies specific for that bacteria or virus on re-exposure, you can maintain your immune system by leading a healthy lifestyle, good luck ...Read more
What can possibly happen to my daughter's health if I do not give the other two doses of the vaccine?
Which vaccine?: In general, it is important to complete the entire series of vaccinations for a particular disease. Not finishing can leave you still susceptible to the disease you are trying to prevent. Unless your daughter had some major side effect, i would recommend finishing. While many diseases in the us are rare, your child may travel as an adult or meet someone who carries the disease. ...Read more
What health tips should I follow when traveling internationally? Diet? Sleep? Supplements? Vaccinations?
Travel advice: Advice depends a lot of what country you are traveling to. The cdc has some great information for travelers on what shots they should get before you travel, what to bring, etc. Their web address is cdc.Gov/travel. You should also make sure that if you take medications regularly that you have more then enough to get you through the trip. ...Read more
If i choose not to vaccinate my child against the measles, am i really putting them at risk? I think it would be better to risk my son getting measles than taking the chance that the vaccine itself could damage his health somehow.
Same as first two: All three injections of the Gardasil vaccine are the same. There is no difference among the three. You get them at 0, 2, and 6 months respectively to complete the vaccination series. You will need all three injections in order to derive complete benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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