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Combination Vaccines For Childhood Immunization
Can immunization with certain vaccines against childhood diseases cause or trigger disorders such as autism?
Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?
Confusing question: Most vaccines are developed as individual products & after demonstrating success over time there is an effort to combine them with other vaccines to reduce the number of shots given. The present dtap is such a vaccine. It has been proven well tolerated and effective when given this way. The same goes for the MMR vaccine. ...Read more
How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?
Yes: it is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease ( like smokers and asthmatics) There has been a vaccine available since the 70s but if you were not in one of the at risk groups you probably did not get it. You only need the vaccine once unless you are felt to be at very high risk, then twice. Talk to your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should adults around age 58 get an MMR vaccine? I can't be sure that I had the mumps but had "swollen glands" in childhood.
Won't hurt: We have seen a recent rise in measles cases imported by international travel, (Houston,Ohio).As such, it is reasonable for anyone with an unsure history or who was born prior to 1990 to have a dose. Prior to 1990's we give only one dose of MMR at a yr and about 15% of the population remained at risk.Second doses were given to many into their teens at that time but many were missed. ...Read more
If a retiree did not have chicken pox in childhood, is there any reason to get the shingles vaccine? Saw drug company ad about it.
Does the flu vaccine interact with standard childhood vaccines in a 4-year-old? My daughter is getting both together in a couple of days.
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