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How Do You Relax Before A Shot
Probably: Hepatitis B is an effective vaccine and all children have been routinely vaccinated since 1991. For adults the usual recommendation is to vaccinate if there is any risk of exposure (healthcare workers, people with immunodeficiency, etc). More recently the vaccine is being offered to all adults. ...Read more
MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. People who have been inadequately vaccinated according to this schedule and who have been exposed to the measles should be vaccinated within 72 hours to help prevent transmission. ...Read more
Prevent tetanus: Tetanus is a germ that exists all around us.It's spores spread the germs and can enter any break in the skin.A classical risky wound would be from a rusty nail or garden implement.The germ spores enter the wound and fester into an infection.Over time the germs begin to make a neurotoxin that enters the blood and causes the symptoms of tetanus. A simple tetanus shot, protects people from this toxin ...Read more
Be more specific: I know of no shots that are recommended for infants that are dangerous to them.If so they would not be used. If you read the stuff from the vaccine haters, understand that they have been at it forever.Ben Franklin was a skeptic about the smallpox vaccine, but his memoirs record his sadness that his failure to accept it cost him a son. ...Read more
Minor pain...: ...at the injection site is the only known side effect. It typicallly is gone in a couple of days. Except in the very rare instance in which someone has had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine, almost all young people should be vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as any vaccine: Gardasil is a newer vaccine and is as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Gardasil has similar side effects, too. Some people get mild arm soreness, slight fever or headache, etc... Gardasil is an anti-cancer vaccine (in the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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