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How Often Do You Need To Get The Shingles Vaccine
Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come! ...Read more
The shingles vaccine protects your body from reactivation of a virus — the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus — that most people are exposed to during childhood. When you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays latent in your body. For unknown reasons, though, the latent virus sometimes gets reactivated years later, causing shingles. The shingles ...Read more
Influenza: vaccine is recommended annually. There may still be some protective value the second year - but annual is still recommended. ...Read more
At least once adult: You should get the tdap (which contains the whooping cough or pertussis "p" vaccine at least once as an adult. We don't know yet if adults ae going to need ongoing boosters every so many years - that research is not complete yet. Ob's and pediatricians are also recommending pregnant moms get reboosters with each pregnancy to protect newborn infant - talk it over with them if you're with child! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age..: For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13-15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. Adolescents who receive their first dose of mcv4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. Certain high risk adults should be vaccinated and receive a booster, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate-hcp.Htm. ...Read more
If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. ...Read more
From age 9 to 26: The currently approved vaccine Gardasil is recommended for both males/females age 9 through 26. It is a series of 3 doses and if you started first dose while 26, you should/can finish the series even after turning 27--and most insurance would cover that. It is not approved for other age groups, yet. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lasts 4 to 5 years: The benefits of the shot last 4 or 5 years. ...Read more
Stay clean: If they sneezed in your face, not much you can do other than say "God Bless YOU, and I appreciate you covering your mouth!" If the sneezed around you, simply avoid the spittle, practice good hygiene by washing your hands often. Having antibacterial wipes can help too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on risk: Immunity from Meningococcal vaccination probably doesn't last more than 3 years. Whether you should get another vaccine depends on your risk. The cdc website offers recommendations on who should be vaccinated and revaccinated. ...Read more
If someone sneezes on you what can you to get rid of the germs that you got so you do not get sick.? how to kill germs?.
Sneeze: Use hand sanitizer and wash/rinse exposed skin. A change of clothes is also a good idea. ...Read more
Lots of time: The third injection has to be a minimum 6 months after the first one...So you can get your third one when it is convenient....It can be a year or so after the first one if you want. You do not have to start over. ...Read more
Waning: The protection from the vaccine may fade, so a booster is recommeded, specially for people who are entering college, . ...Read more
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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