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Question about vaccines and health forms? Are they required by law?

Question about vaccines and health forms? Are they required by law?

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

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What are the health risks of getting a meningitis vaccine?

What are the health risks of getting a meningitis vaccine?

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

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What does dp mean on a health record regarding series of dt vaccinations?

What does dp mean on a health record regarding series of dt vaccinations?

Wrong abbreviation: The correct DTP abbreviations in the U.S. Include: dtp, dtap, dt, dt, and tdap. It would only be guessing, if one were to decide what "dp" meant. ...Read more

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Do health insurance plans cover HPV vaccines for women over 26 years old?

Do health insurance plans cover HPV vaccines for women over 26 years old?

Not yet: Unfortunately not yet. It's a great idea for women to be vaccinated however, especially if you have yet to meet your "forever partner ". You might try your county health department. Frequently they have the best prices on the vaccines. ...Read more

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How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

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

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What can possibly happen to my daughter's health if I do not give the other two doses of the vaccine?

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

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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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How harmful for your health is the 3rd gardasil vaccine?

How harmful for your health is the 3rd gardasil vaccine?

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 more

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