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Doctor insights on: Dtap Hib Vaccine

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Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Mild increase = yes: Any stress can trigger an increase in adrenal stress hormone levels. This cortisol can drive white cells off their resting place on the inside walls of blood vessels producing a transient rise in the total white count when they enter the circulation. The effect is transient ...Read more

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Hib (Definition)

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of Hib vaccine causing serious harm or death is extremely small. Most people who get Hib vaccine do not have any problems with it. Mild Problems: Redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given (up to one fourth of children), Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (up to 1 out of 20 children). If these problems happen, the usually start within a day of vaccination. They may last ...Read more


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Elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine, shoudl i be concerned?

Elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine, shoudl i be concerned?

Not necesarily: The shots will stimulate a non specific stress response and can transiently double the WBC count. It usually settles down within a day.The differential pattern of such a reaction shows a pattern of mature rather than new white cells. ...Read more

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Which specifically is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Which specifically is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Nothing Dangerous: Like most childhood vaccines Hib Vaccine is safe and provides long term immunity to children against Hemophilus Influenza Bacteria which can cause invasive HIB Infection like Meningitis,Pnumonia and Otitis Media There is nothing danmgerous about HIB Vaccine at all ...Read more

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What type of immunity is a person receiving from the Hib vaccine?

What type of immunity is a person receiving from the Hib vaccine?

Immuniti with Hib va: Hib vaccine which is given with series of four shots in first and second year of life, gives you immunity against hemophilus i nfluenza b, bacteria which can cause pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis in children. ...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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Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Maybe: On a vaccine record, "hib" would be the same as hib vaccine. Hib is haemophilus influenzae b, which is a bacteria that causes serious and deadly illness in babies and children. Hib vaccine prevents hib disease. ...Read more

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What is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

What is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Hib Vaccine: Hib vaccine is safe.The adverse reactions are very mild.The most common reaction are transient redness, swelling or pain at the site of injection, occuring in 5 to 30 percent of vaccine recipient.More severe reactions are very rare.Fever over 101 degree happens 1 out of twenty, these may last 2to3 days so there is no real danger with hib vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

See below:: Approximately 25% of children who receive the hib vaccine experience mild side effects such as pain, redness, or swelling at the site of the shot, while more serious reactions are infrequent. Studies have shown that children who receive the hib vaccine in combination with or at the same time as the dtap vaccine are no more likely to experience side effects than children who receive only the dtap. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...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