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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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What are the complications of Vaccines?

What are the complications of Vaccines?

Vaccine complication: Vaccine complications or side effects generally are minor such as local swelling or fever. For more information about side effects specific to a particular vaccine go to CDC Vaccine website https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Which vaccines are important for zambia?

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

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What vaccines is neccessary for my baby?

What vaccines is neccessary for my baby?

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

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Why aren't all vaccines required annually?

Why aren't all vaccines required annually?

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 more

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Is vaccine important?

Is vaccine important?

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 more

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How safe is this vaccine?

How safe is this vaccine?

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 more

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How is this vaccine given?

How is this vaccine given?

Subcutaneous/IM/Oral: Most Vaccines are given Subcutaneous or Intramuscular or Oral like Rota Virus Vaccine only vaccine given orally in USA but oral polio still used in other countries ...Read more

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What is a MPT vaccine for?

What is a MPT vaccine for?

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

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How to get a flublok vaccine?

Doctor'sOfficeDrugSt: Flublok Flu Vaccines are available in Doctor's office and Drug Stores like CVS/WALGREN and others.These are usually given from Sept to March ...Read more

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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