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Do my children & i need any immunisations to live in saudi arabia? All our uk required standard nhs ones are up to date (kids are 6yo) thanks

Do my children & i need any immunisations to live in saudi arabia? All our uk required standard nhs ones are up to date (kids are 6yo) thanks

Travel health: According to the centers for disease control , in addition to the routine vaccines a traveler to saudi arabia should also have hepatitis b an d a as well as typhoid and Meningococcal vaccines. ...Read more

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Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby  in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Very safe: In the U.S., our vaccines are very safe. Doctors' offices are well-informed in how vaccines are shipped, refrigerated, prepared, and given to patients. The providing of medical care always depends on having a trained, conscientious medical team. ...Read more

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Must I vaccinate my child according to standard CDC guidelines?

Must I vaccinate my child according to standard CDC guidelines?

Reasons for guides: The cdc guides along with those of the aap and other groups are based on several main ideas.How soon can they be given & provide safe & effective benefit?How many can be given at a time with the safe & effective coverage.How often are boosters to maintain coverage? With international travel a carrier can be in your mall tomorrow & expose your kids.Gamble on the protection & ur kid may pay a price. ...Read more

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Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Sticky issue: This is a huge question. On one hand, online records can be transmitted quickly when medically needed. This could save a life. On the other hand, this quick transmission can also allow breaches of privacy that are potentially painful, embarrassing, and invasive. Balancing these things is precarious! electronic records seems to be where we're going, so we need safeguards to do it well. ...Read more

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How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

Ask your college: Some colleges will allow you to register without proof of the immunization and some won't. If you can't find the actual shot record, they may ask that you have a blood test called a titer to determine if you are immune to either measels or rubella. Ask your college what they require that you have for attendance there. ...Read more

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Can we mix two vaccine for vaccination to gain same affect ? (vaccinations are hepatitis b and rotavirus , 3 months old baby)

Can we mix two vaccine for vaccination to gain same affect ? (vaccinations are hepatitis b and rotavirus , 3 months old baby)

Immunizations: Vaccination starts at birth- hepa-b in nursery. Then 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months etc. Now it is easier bc there are combination vaccines, e.G pentacel- 5 different types in one shot (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, h. Influenza-b and polio); mmrv-4 together(measles, mumps, rubella and varicella at 1 year), rota vaccine is given by mouth. Combination vaccines has similar effect as given separate. ...Read more

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How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

Public policy change: Although gender non-conforming, trans* & people w/ intersex status have always existed, our society has stigmatized them by insisting on binary gender labels. Trans* persons have been forced 2 conform 2 these labels at the cost of their dignity & humanity. Public policy & healthcare have a long way 2 go 2 change this. Places like the UCSF Center 4 Exellence 4 Transgender Health are leading the way ...Read more

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At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

Vaccine schedule: in a child with no contraindications to receiving the rotavirus vaccine, the schedule is as follows: minimum age: 6 weeks for both RV1 [Rotarix] and RV5 [RotaTeq]) typically given: dose 1: Two months old Dose 2: 4 months old dose 3* (if needed): 6 months old *Rotarix is a 2-dose series Rotateq is a 3-dose series ...Read more

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Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Maybe: It depends on your doctor and insurance. There maybe some others concerns that your provider would want to go over with you. Maybe you forgot something. Maybe they would just like to get to know you. Maybe they need labs. Maybe insurance mandates it. Patient care revolves around you and who you choose to be on your healthcare team. ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: at two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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Planning trip to china with kids from uk. How should I prepare them healthwise?

Planning trip to china with kids from uk. How should I prepare them healthwise?

CDC.gov: Go to the website on international travel for the us centers for disease control and prevention--cdc.Gov. It will tell you quite clearly what health risks are involved with traveling to other countries. It will recommend immunizations and medications that are needed for certain areas, not just countries as a whole. Enjoy your trip! ...Read more

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Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Immunization record : Your doctor does not release shot record to anyone unless you request it. Most states have immunization registry where your doctor will enter all the vaccines given, only physicians, nurses, Healthcare providers have access to these immunization records, but if your child is older than 12 years old you need to sign consent before your Dr can enter the immunization in the registry. Good luck. ...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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63 yo mom didn't disclose childhood bone TB (cured) and chickenpox during her visa medicals. The doctor gave her vaccines for both. Would it be safe?

63 yo mom didn't disclose childhood bone TB (cured) and chickenpox during her visa medicals. The doctor gave her vaccines for both. Would it be safe?

No harm done: If one had had Tuberculosis which was successfully treated in the past .Then TB Screening test we do in USA called PPD test will always will be positive and there is no vaccine available and needed for it,BCG vaccine which is used in some countries is useless in this case and no harm will come.Same for chicken pox vaccine if given after one already had chicken pox. No harm will be done. It is ok ...Read more

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Aren't doctors supposed to give children flu shots?

Aren't doctors supposed to give children flu shots?

Odd question: This procedure is usually performed by a nurse, but might be done by a doctor. ...Read more

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What health tips should I follow when traveling internationally? Diet? Sleep? Supplements? Vaccinations?

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

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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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