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How Long Does It Take For The H1 N1 Vaccine To Work
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
Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.
Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more
Can you name some vaccine that protects against H1N1? Is it safe to be vaccinated? Heard it weakens immune system and long term effect of vaccine are still not known? Please guide me.
We do not give hini: H1n1 was only given as separate vaccine only in 2009.Now it is incorporated in the annual influenza vaccine.There is minimal chance of getting reaction to flu vaccine forest part it is safe except little soreness at the sight, some people get allergic reaction and can not take flu vaccine.One of the rare side effect is guillain barre syndrome or mild fever .Majority do not have any side effects. ...Read more
Don't know: I wish i knew why people won't get the vaccine. Myths about vaccines causing problems, needle phobia, beliefs that this illness won't happen to me - who knows. Vaccines keep people alive. Millions dies in 1919 from influenza -we now have a vaccine, yet everyone does not avail themselves. As a pediatrician, i see kids get influenza and get very sick when their parents bring the germs home - how sad. ...Read more
Effective and safe: H1n1 vaccine has been proven effective and safe. Some concerns whether the vaccine raise the risk for recipients to develop guillain-barre syndrome proved unsupported. ...Read more
YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more
Get all vaccines: CF (cystic fibrosis) is all the more reason to get the h1n1 vaccine, each annual influenza vaccine, and all vaccines in general. This is also true for any chronic illness that makes you more vulnerable to the complications of the disease prevented by the vaccination. There are some individuals for whom killed vaccines are preferable to live attenuated vaccines. Your doctor knows which to choose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Flu vaccine is recommended each year for everyone over 6 months of age! the current vaccine does have protection against the h1n1 virus strain. Influenza can be a very serious disease, especially for young children, those at high risk (such as with asthma, immune compromise, and other chronic disease), and the elderly. Always get a flu vaccine for everyone in your family! ...Read more
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