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Doctor insights on: Combination Vaccines For Childhood Immunization

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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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 are recommended childhood immunizations?

What are recommended childhood immunizations?

For 12-15 diseases: There are routine vaccinations for children, to protect them from getting about 12-15 bad diseases. A recommended vaccine schedule can be found at the american academy of pediatrics website. ...Read more

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Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Childhood hib vaccin: Hib vaccine only protects the child against meningitis caused by hemophilus influenza.The vaccine required for meningitis and required in schools and in colleges is Meningococcal vaccine., which is diffrent than hib vaccine. ...Read more

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Are booster doses needed following initial vaccination?

Are booster doses needed following initial vaccination?

Yes: Booster vaccine doses are needed with almost all vaccines. The immune system does not remember a vaccine forever, or does not make adequate amounts of antibodies forever, in part because vaccines are made to be not too strong on the body, so not to cause side effects in the vaccinated person. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is more effective? IPV or OPV fir preventing polio For kids ?

Which vaccine is more effective? IPV or OPV fir preventing polio For kids ?

Polio vaccines: OPV is more effective at preventing polio as it is a live attenuated virus. That being said , the risk to being administered the OPV is higher as polio is pretty much eradicated from the world, and the only cases of paralytic polio are from the oral vaccine. So, IMHO, the decision to go with the inactivated vaccine is the correct one and OPV is no longer available in the US. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccine: Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test. Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot and adviced once in life time.But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more

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Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...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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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

No: Rotavirus is one of the main causes of diarrhea related deaths worldwide in infants & children. It is also one of the prime reasons kids in the US are hospitalized for dehydration. The vaccine has been effective in reducing these admissions within the populations that use them. However, they remain optional. ...Read more

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Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

See below: A prescription is not needed. Vaccine can be obtained from your provider, health department, or maybe student health. ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

Assurance: Vaccines for these and many others are seldom as helpful in generating immunity as the wild disease. Since they are better for the patient than getting the disease, it is what we have to offer. Sometimes a percentage of the first dose will have no effect, or the effect on building antibodies will not last long. Boosters push the body to do its best and give longer protection. ...Read more

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For what reason toxoid vaccines such as DPT or tetanus are given together?

For what reason toxoid vaccines such as DPT or tetanus are given together?

Because they work: For many years after the development of single antigen vaccines, the effort has focused on combining as many as possible into single formulations. This drive is to reduce the pain and stress of giving, receiving doses separately. Years of research have proven them safe and effective. A playboy bunny and many well meaning folks promote separating these based on junk science and speculation. ...Read more

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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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Have you given all teens the meningococcal vaccine?

Have you given all teens the meningococcal vaccine?

We offerred: Parent/patient acceptance varies on vaccines like this that are not always part of the state or school requirements for attendance. The staff and I offer and try to educate, but not all will take advantage of the vaccine.I find it sad, having witnessed a patient's death within 24hrs of first symptoms. ...Read more

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How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

Safe: Mmr and other standard vaccinations are generally safe. The risks of vaccinations have been greatly exaggerated in the media over the past couple of decades. It is well established that some of the data implicating vaccinations as risky was falsified data. ...Read more

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