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How Many Doses Of D Ta P Vaccine Are Needed
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
1 or 2: Well, there is a small discrepancy right now. The cdc, the people who recommend how to get shots, recommends that kids 11-18 need two doses. One at 11yo and one aft 16yo. But, the fda has not approved either brand, Menveo or menactra, to be given that way. Both are only approved as a one dose vaccine. This will clear up soon and every kid will get 2 doses, and you can do that now off fda label. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Four: The primary series for polio consists of four doses of trivalent, inactivated polio vaccine given at 2, 4, and 12-18 months followed by the fourth at 4-6 years. ...Read more
How many doses of MMR vaccine is to be given to 18 year old adult?
and what are its side effects in them?
Depends: The routine in the US is one dose at age 1 yr and again at 4-5.It is never repeated unless a prenatal workup shows a low protection level. If you never got it in childhood, it would be reasonable to do 2 doses at least a month apart to be sure adequate response was obtained. Some teens or adults note some transient joint pain during the weeks following the vaccine. ...Read more
What causes children to not respond to multiple vaccines and thus need 3-4 shots for the same vaccine?
Low immunity: Some children possess a weak immune system making them not respond to vaccines, i.e., they have difficulty building antibodies against the vaccine particles despite a scheduled regimen. They should be under close supervision of an immunologist either to boost their immune systems or advise them of precautionary measures to prevent them from contracting any disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assurance: Vaccines for these and many others are seldom as helpful in generating immunity as the wild disease. Since they are better for the patient than getting the disease, it is what we have to offer. Sometimes a percentage of the first dose will have no effect, or the effect on building antibodies will not last long. Boosters push the body to do its best and give longer protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok: There may be somewhat different reactions of your immune system, but the experts believe it is ok if necessary. ...Read more
6 year old due to receive single rubella vaccine and then flu nasal vaccine within 48 hours, are these too immunisations together?
Because they work: For many years after the development of single antigen vaccines, the effort has focused on combining as many as possible into single formulations. This drive is to reduce the pain and stress of giving, receiving doses separately. Years of research have proven them safe and effective. A playboy bunny and many well meaning folks promote separating these based on junk science and speculation. ...Read more
Depends on situation: To maintain protection over a lifetime booster shots every 10 years are recommended.If you work in & around gardens & other soil based terrain on a regular basis, or have a cut after 5 years in such a setting, a booster may be reasonable.This is based on one having had the basic tetanus series in the past. ...Read more
See below: It is okay to receive the vaccine from different manufacturers. ...Read more
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