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Should people get a hipitis B shot?

Should people get a hipitis B 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

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What does the t stand for in the DPT shot?

What does the t stand for in the DPT shot?

Tetanus: Is the "t" in both the dtap vaccine for infants & children from 2 months up to 7 years of age & the tdap for people from 11 up to 65 years of age. ...Read more

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I am going to nicaragua what shots do I need?

I am going to nicaragua what shots do I need?

CDC.GOV: See one of the on-line travel sites. The cdc.Gov has a great traveller's site. ...Read more

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What could happen if someone was shot? Could they live?

Possibly: It depends on things like where they were shot, the type of bullets used, their base-line health, blood loss and available health care/ emergency treatment. ...Read more

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What is the shot the you need if you touched rusty metal?

What is the shot the you need if you touched rusty metal?

Tetanus: While there are multiple forms of the vaccine, what you seek is a vaccination against tetanus, a disease caused by a bacteria common in the soil and on rusty metal. See a doctor or your local health department to get vaccinated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving being shot in different parts of your body?

What are the chances of surviving being shot in different parts of your body?

Hard: To say. Depends on which parts of the body and persons overall health and the availability of trauma care. Seek help if contemplating suicide or homicide ...Read more

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Who needs a Measles Shot?

Who needs a Measles Shot?

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

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Does the priapus shot work?

Does the priapus shot work?

Highly questionable: I would encourage you to research this very carefully. I believe that most of us in urology, who routinely treat erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction, believe this is a sham procedure. ...Read more

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What are tetanus shots for?

What are tetanus shots for?

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

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Is the gardasil shot painful?

Is the gardasil shot painful?

Varies: All vaccines may cause some local discomfort, some more than others. Gardisil may have a higher number of patients with sore arms. This side effect is certainly better than developing cancer! be wise and immunize! ...Read more

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When is the rhoagam shot effective?

When is the rhoagam shot effective?

Rhogam is given to a: Rh negative mother who is giving birth to an rh positive baby to prevent rh disease in a subsequent baby. ...Read more

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Which shots are not safe for infants?

Which shots are not safe for infants?

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

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What are risks of the gardasil shots?

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 more

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Does the tetanis shot causes bursitis?

Does the tetanis shot causes bursitis?

NO: A tetanus immunizaiton should at most cause some local pain and swelling. Bursitis is not a known complicaiton of this common immunizatiion. If you have a bursitis, see your pcp or orthopedist and get it checke out if heat or ice and rest are not helping. ...Read more

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What is the gardasil shot for for men?

What is the gardasil shot for for men?

Prevents Cancer: A vaccine to prevent acquisition of certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease that is the sole cause of cervical cancer in women and the cause of other cancer in men such as anal, penile or throat cancer. ...Read more

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How painful is the first gardasil shot?

How painful is the first gardasil shot?

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 more

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What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

TdaP: Tdap is the combined vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended that this vaccine be given to persons who are in immediate company of any newborn infant, e.g., father, mother or mother-to-be, grandparents, babysitters and nannies. ...Read more