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Can I be sure that vaccine safety testing has been effective and accurate?

Can I be sure that vaccine safety testing has been effective and accurate?

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 more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

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 more

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Should I be worried about the safety of the rotavirus vaccine?

Should I be worried about the safety of the rotavirus vaccine?

Not Really: No. The currently used vaccines are much safer than the complications of having the disease which may include severe dehydration and death. The vaccine may cause fever, mild diarrhea and rare cases of intussusception. ...Read more

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Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

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

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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?

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 more

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Please advise what is known about herpes vaccines/cures currently being tested/developed?

Please advise what is known about herpes vaccines/cures currently being tested/developed?

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

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Please tell me what animals are HIV vaccines/therapies tested on?

Please tell me what animals are HIV vaccines/therapies tested on?

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

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I'm an un-responder to the HepB vaccine. Limitations? Should I get other vaccines tested too?

I'm an un-responder to the HepB vaccine. Limitations? Should I get other vaccines tested too?

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

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Where can I get hair tested for mercury exposure from vaccines, or is that a bogus scam?

Where can I get hair tested for mercury exposure from vaccines, or is that a bogus scam?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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I'm wondering are vaccines tested in double blind placebo controlled studies?

I'm wondering are vaccines tested in double blind placebo controlled studies?

I know about this: Yes, they need a LOT of FDA approval including 1 probably 2 double blind trials. There is the problem of blinding and it can be tricky to have a true blind. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My daughter 's mother wants my daughter to be titer tested for immunity to diseases. How effective is this compared to vaccines?

My daughter 's mother wants my daughter to be titer tested for immunity to diseases. How effective is this compared to vaccines?

Poor: Titers are fine, but obtaining the test in order to beaccurate requires frequent testing to be sure the levels remain adeqate. Vaccine research has such standards. Would you really want to do this bloodwork at least yearly? ...Read more

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How long has the chicken pox vaccine actually been tested?

How long has the chicken pox vaccine actually been tested?

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

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Thoughts? Could my teen have to be tested for other STD s before she is given the gardisil vaccine?

Thoughts? Could my teen have to be tested for other STD s before she is given the gardisil vaccine?

No: Screening for stds is not required prior to administration of the Gardasil vaccine. Gardasil protects from the most common strains of hpv (human papillomavirus) but has no effect on other stds. ...Read more

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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


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