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How Can I Know This Vaccine Was Tested For Safety
Yes: The evidence-- real, solid evidence-- for the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations is overwhelming. No other medical intervention has been studied as thoroughly by as many different researchers from as many different countries. Every legitimate medical professional organization and public health service--worldwide--attests to the safety of vaccines. There are few things you can be as sure of! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
Yes: You don't have to trust "pharma" — trust the massive medical research and critical evaluation by independent, unbiased medical experts on the value and safety of vaccines. The harm of not vaccinating is much greater than the tiny harm from known side effects. And vaccines do not cause Autism! Read this wonderful, direct, compelling review of the facts we know: http://bit.ly/vaccine_lies ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more
Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?
Very safe: In the U.S., our vaccines are very safe. Doctors' offices are well-informed in how vaccines are shipped, refrigerated, prepared, and given to patients. The providing of medical care always depends on having a trained, conscientious medical team. ...Read more
I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, i'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?
VERY safe vaccines: As safe or safer profile than any other vaccine you give your kids. Nothing differed from placebo in initial studies of over 30, 000 men and women other than pain, edema, red an itching at injection site, and fever, nausea, headache and dizziness. That is it! most common 'severe' reaction is headache. 100 million doses distributed worldwide now with great safety data since release as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: To date, there is no effective vaccine against the infection with herpes virus-1 or herpes virus-2 (genital herpes). Several therapeutic vaccine trials have been conducted to "boost" natural immunity in persons with prior HSV-2 infection in an effort to decrease recurrences without consistent beneficial results. ...Read more
Monkeys / Apes.: Animals are used in trying to develop vaccines for hiv/aids. It is primarily macaques that are used. Smaller experimental animals such as mice, guinea pigs and rabbits are not susceptible to these infections. Chimpanzees and gibbons have also been used in some cases as they are the animals that are most susceptible to hiv. ...Read more
A non-responder: to HepB vaccine is someone that does not build immunity after receiving two, 3-shot series of HBV vaccine; it happens in 5-15% of people, There are special regimens using a higher vaccine concentration--40 ug/ml-- (usually reserved for immunosuppressed and dialysis patients) in series or even as 5 intradermal shots. I would consider having antibody checks for other vaccine effectiveness, too. ...Read more
Bogus as...: ...A three-dollar bill. Mercury was taken out of children's vaccines almost 10 years ago, and autism rate is higher in mercury-free children than it was in the generation that got the most mercury ever. Also, large fish such as tuna is a much greater source of mercury than vaccines were even when they had mercury in them. And there is no quality control for hair analyses for heavy metals. ...Read more
A colleague of mine who I work close with, was diagnosed with Hep A. Should I also get tested? Should I go for the vaccine?
Maybe. Maybe not.: Children in the US have been vaccinated for Hep A for about the past 20 years, and they are protected. If a person missed her vaccines, and never caught Hep A disease, she can get vaccinated and also ask her doctor if any other treatment is needed (depending on the closeness of the contact). If a person grew up in a developing country, she might have caught Hep A in childhood (can do blood test). ...Read more
Had HPV gardisil vaccines in 2011, 2012, & 2014. But 2 weeks ago, got tested NEG for HPV 16 & 18 but POS for 31,33,35,39,45,51,52,56,58,59,66,68. How?
Avoid the viruses: There are many, many strains of HPV viruses out there. Only 4 bad strains were in Gardasil. New Gardasil 9 has the 9 strains that worry doctors the most. However, a person MUST stop herself from catching the other strains and all the other STD's by using her own wisdom, willpower, and plain ol' smarts. A person catches all these things from others, so stick with one very clean partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got all 3 of my vaccines in 2011,2012,2014 & tested pos for HPV 31-68 (except 32,34,36-38,40-44,46-50,53-57,60-65,67) 3 wks ago. Thought I am immune?
Stay with 1 partner.: If you got the Gardasil vaccine, you have some immunity to the HPV strains 6,11,16, and 18. There are many, many other strains that are not in the vaccine. The 4 strains in the vaccine cause most of the cervical cancer problems, but the vaccine has been improved, and now contains 9 strains. So, if a person is UNABLE to have safe sex, limited to one partner, she can ask her doctor about Gardasil-9. ...Read more
I have to get tested for toxoplasmosis and also have anti d vaccine since i'm rh- (husband is+). Is it ok to do both things the same week? Any order?
Yes: One does not affect or interfere with the other. ...Read more
I was given a hep b vaccine and the next day was tested for hep b, it came back indeterminate, can the vaccine create this result? I'm so scared help
The vaccine does not: work that quickly, so it is not surprising that you were not testing as immune 1 day later. There are different parts of the labwork for Hepatitis B, so I would need to see those results to answer this more fully. Please discuss the results with a physician after they look at them to properly interpret them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got tested for immunity to MMR but it came back negative, but I've had my vaccines.Is this normal?Or bc i had gbs around the time of vaccination?
Can happen: A portion of the population will not have protective antibody levels after one or more doses of the vaccine, regardless of when they were given.That is why docs screen women contemplating pregnancies.Repeating the vaccine months prior to pregnancy can protect a fetus from the damaging effects of these viruses.Your gbs status doesn't effect the test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter 's mother wants my daughter to be titer tested for immunity to diseases. How effective is this compared to vaccines?
If a person gets vaccine/immunoglobulin for Hepatitis B without first being tested for if they had it in the past, can any future tests show whether they had Hep B in the past? Can they find out if they had it in the past even if it didn't become chronic?
More than 30 years: The CP vaccine we use today was developed in japan in the late 70's & reviewed by our fda for ~ 16 years before they decided the cost of general use offset the cost of deaths/hospital care & work loss in the us. It had been available for limited use thru the cdc for cancer patients during its review.It was approved in 1995 & adoped by may states thereafter. ...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
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