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How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

Six: Dr kwok's answer is correct, but in addition, a tdap booster is recommended to be given at least once to all adults. ...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


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How many doses of meningococcal vaccine are needed

How many doses of meningococcal vaccine are needed

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 more

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How many shots are there in the polio vaccine series?

How many shots are there in the polio vaccine series?

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

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How many doses of MMR vaccine is to be given to 18 year old adult? and what are its side effects in them?

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

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Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot and adviced once in life time.But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more

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There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

Not really: Two separate vaccines developed by different companies that do the same thing. They are slightly different, but you don't need both. ...Read more

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How are anti rabies vaccine and booster different?

How are anti rabies vaccine and booster different?

No difference: The rabies vaccine prevents a patient from developing rabies by triggering the body to make antibody against rabies. This is given at the time of exposure (bite, bat, etc). The booster dose is the same exact vaccine and is given at day 3, 7 & 14. ...Read more

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What causes children to not respond to multiple vaccines and thus need 3-4 shots for the same vaccine?

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 more

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What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

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 more

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Can it be no problem to give different brands of vaccine during the dtap shot series?

Ok: There may be somewhat different reactions of your immune system, but the experts believe it is ok if necessary. ...Read more

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Do the hep a and hep b vaccines contain thimerosal as do many other vaccines?

Do the hep a and hep b vaccines contain thimerosal as do many other vaccines?

Thimerosal: Thimerosal has been removed or reduced to less than one microgram of mercury from all vaccines recommended for children under the age of 6 years with the exception of the flu vaccine. Hepatitis A and B vaccines reportedly contain no thimerosal. ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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For what reason toxoid vaccines such as DPT or tetanus are given together?

For what reason toxoid vaccines such as DPT or tetanus are given 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

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How often are tetanus shots needed?

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

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How effective are the vaccines for poliomyelitis?

How effective are the vaccines for poliomyelitis?

Way excellent: Both of original killed (salk vaccine) and live, attenuated (sabin vaccine) are both very effective. ...Read more

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How are vaccines made that prevent diphtheria?

How are vaccines made that prevent diphtheria?

Inactive: All diptheria containing vaccines are inactive, meaning the infectious agent has been altered so that it cannot cause disease, but can stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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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


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Dtap (Definition)

DTaP is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more