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Hi. I gave my daughter Dukoral vaccine without the proper mix. I completely forgot to mix the Sodium hydrogen carbonate with the actual vaccine. so sh?
Dukoral vaccine: Without the addition of the second component the vaccine is worthless. You may give her another dose ...Read more
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
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: 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
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
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
Don't forget Malaria: Vaccines depend on which you have already had & where you are going in zambia. Yellow fever vaccine if going to north west & western provinces of zambia only. Be sure up to date on tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (tdap) hepatitis a (also hep b would be ideal) and typhoid. Check your MMR (recent measles outbreak), polio (ipv). Will need malaria meds. Learn about rabies safety.Need backup antibiotic. ...Read more
Pediatric vaccines: There are a series of important vaccines that are should be given prior to age 1 yrs old. The DTaP, Hep B, polio, Hib, Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) and Rotavirus vaccines should be given at 2, 4, & 6 months old. Some of these are available as combination vaccines, so this eliminates the need for so many needles. An MMR, Varicella, and Hep A vaccine should be given at 1 yr old. ...Read more
Biological memory: For some viral germs like measles that never change, the body holds memory of which antibodies to make to prevent it for decades if not a lifetime. Shots for some bacteria like tetanus, seem to do this for up to 10 years.Some germs like the flu adapt/change their form every year or 2 and yearly vaccines are more helpful. That is the wondrous way a healthy body works. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Just look at the history of the diseases being vaccinated for and you will see how deadly they can be. We sometimes underestimate importance of vaccines because (thanks to them!) we no longer have to live with the diseases they prevent. But they can and will come back if we stop vaccinating. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which Vaccine?: Most vaccines given In USA are safe but can have some mild side effects and rarely serious Serious side effects are so rare and it is difficult to say if these reported serious side effects are random or due to Vaccine.But reported with some vaccines ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccine questions: An MPT vaccine is an experimental DNA vaccine for tuberculosis. I'm not sure 'where' you might have come across this -but it is NOT a vaccine in general use...not yet. There are other vaccines with different acronyms, such at DTP so it's worth talking to your doctor about it. When you think about it, getting a shot is so much better than getting a disease, if you are at risk! Hope this helps. ...Read more