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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


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I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective.Was prescribed dukoral.Can i take it?

I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective.Was prescribed dukoral.Can i take it?

Yes: Typhoid vaccine should be separate 8 hours from dukoral for it can decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine. Chloroquine decreases the effects of dukoral but is felt to be a minor effect. ...Read more

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Are vaccines secure?

Are vaccines secure?

Yes: Vaccines are safe and secure in the United States. There is nothing in life that is always safe every time. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... and that's as good as it gets on this planet! If it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then go get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Who makes our vaccines?

Who makes our vaccines?

Who makes Vaccines: Vaccines are manufactured by sevaral drug companies, like novartis, smith kline beecham.Aventis and merck.And few more small drug and vaccine manufacturing companies. ...Read more

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Are vaccines always safe?

Are vaccines always safe?

Nothing in life is: There is nothing in life that is always safe. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... And that's as good as it gets on this planet! if it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then get the vaccine. ...Read more

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How effective are vaccines?

How effective are vaccines?

Very: Vaccines save lives. Before routine immunization, diseases like measles and whooping cough killed thousands of U.S. Children every year. The 1918 influenza epidemic killed more people than died in world war i. See immunize.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Are vaccines harmful at all?

Are vaccines harmful at all?

Can be: Nothing that we do in life has no risk. Crossing the street, riding in an elevator or getting a vaccine all can have down sides. The benefits of the vaccine, however, far outweighs any risk. ...Read more

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How are these vaccines given?

How are these vaccines given?

Which ones?: Vaccines can be by shot, oral or nasal. It would help greatly if you specified which ones. ...Read more

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What are the cons of getting vaccines?

What are the cons of getting vaccines?

They hurt: Beyond that I see none. I find that most of the population that understood the importance of vaccines have died, and the parents and grandparents today live in a world made safer by their use. One need only to visit an old cemetery to see all the little headstones of those we lost before vaccines. ...Read more

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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