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If You Had Anti Rabies Vaccine Before Do I Have To Get It Again If My Dog Bit Me
How long does rabies vaccine protects you? I got 3 vaccine and 1 booster (getting another..) what if i got bitten again this month, Do i need it again
Consisting of killed rabies virus given to prevent human rabies infection which can be given before or after exposure. The current vaccines in the developed world are safe and produced in tissue culture whereas some older vaccines were produced with methods that could ...Read more
What do you advise if i had meningitis when i was younger and had to get the meningitis shot already. Do I have to get it again for college?
Get vaccinated: You do not mention the type of meningitis you had, but it is of no consequence.Bacterial meningitis and the shots that help prevent it provide a good but temporary immunity to the person. It peaks in benefit over the first 2-3 years but begins to wain. If you are going into a risk setting (dorms, cafeterias, classes) it is best to boost your immunity than depend on a fading level of protection. ...Read more
If i took post ex poser vaccine for rabies earlier. Do i need to take vaccination again if I am bitten by an animal?
Rabies vaccine: Booster doses of vaccine to maintain protective antibody levels are recommended every two years for persons at increased risk of contracting rabies . People who have been re-exposed can be given booster doses, or you can have your antibody levels checked periodically and get that only if needed. ...Read more
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What to do if I had meningitis when I was younger and had to get the meningitis shot already. do I have to get it again for college?
Likely: There are many forms of meningitis and only the viral form would provide any long term immunity. The bacterial meningitis vaccines provide their best benefit for a few years before their protection declines.A booster prior to entering situations of higher risk (dining halls,dorms, classes) is a good idea.Discuss the specifics with your doc. ...Read more
Yes, several shots: If a person was bit by a rabid animal, and he got: his wound properly washed out, his rabies IgG properly given, and his rabies vaccines properly given, all within the recommended time periods, then he can presume that he will not get rabies. Nothing is 100% certain in life, but proper rabies treatment works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think I should get chicken pox vaccine asap even though someone in my house just got it 3 days ago?
It depends: If you had c pox as a child you dont need it but you will need the shingles vaccine at 55y. If you never had c pox you can get it. You are not going to get c pox from the person who got the vaccine unless he or she is the unusual one who will have a mild c pox due to vaccine. ...Read more
What to do if i got a meningococcal vaccine yesterday and am wondering if it's contagious to babies?
No Need to worry: The Meningococcal vaccines are made up of lab synthesized material that can trick the immune system into making antibodies.It is not living and nothing in the vaccine would make you contagious to others. The Meningococcal germ itself can rarely infect babies & there are vaccines that provide some protection from some strains in infants. The benefit to infants is not as strong as for adults. ...Read more
I already have an anti-rabies shot when i got bitten by a cat but now i got bitten by a dog, do I need to take an anti-rabies shot again?
It depends...: Where you live in the world. Some areas of the world do not have rabies. If the dog that bit you has been immunized and is healthy then probably not. You really should report the bite to your local constabulary so they can do the research for you. If this dog has bitten before they would know this and it would have to be put down any way. then it could be tested with brain biopsy. Call your Dr. ...Read more
Maybe: Most adults have blood evidence of protectibe chickenpox antibody even when they do not remember having it.If not, and you are susceptable, you are likely to get it from any close contace. As little as an hour in the same room with a case is consiidered adequate exposure to get it. There are blood tests avaiable to show if you are at risk and a vaccine if you choose to use it. ...Read more
2015 I got my anti rabies vaccine shots, but i got bitten again by a dog. do i need to get shots again?
Maybe: You are considered protected for at least 2 years after completing the series, After that point people at risk get a booster or have their antibodies checked. You may want to check with local health agency to see if your exposure was considered worthy of a vaccine. If there is no rabies in the area it may not be needed to begin with. ...Read more
I thought I asked this question before but I don't see it in my profile. Can you still get mild measles symptoms if you had the vaccination years ago?
I got dog bite 14 days before &i am not able to get vaccine &even i didn't remember the dog is it okay if i get vaccine on 16or 17 day??????
Still be treated...: Make sure the dog is quarantined for 6 months and you be evaluated and treated accordingly; that is the standard of care nowadays. For details, go to http://www.dog-health-guide.org/dogbiterabies.html. Best wishes to your safety and health. ...Read more
I got bitten by dog 2 days ago the dog already got vaccien, what should I do?, do I have to go to hospital?
Outbreaking friend take 1 bite from my sandwich n i continue to eat after.Should i do blood test to check if i get coldsore? Or i certainly infected?
HSV: HSV, the virus that causes cold sores, is extremely common and you likely already have it from childhood. There is no reason to worry. The blood test is not useful. Try to avoid direct contact with active cold sore eruptions. If you develop a cold sore, treat it with topical or oral antiviral. Otherwise, there is nothing else you need to do. ...Read more
I needed to get my Depo-Provera shot again yesterday. I didnt get it again. I would like to have a baby. Would detox tea help with getting pregnant.
Pregnancy: Teen pregnancy has increased risks. 17 is not the best time to get pregnant. Detox tea could be anything, and is not related to getting pregnant. I recommend you see a counselor or therapist and that you get your Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I never had the rubella vaccine and i might be pregnant. I think i’m pregnant, and i never had the rubella vaccine. Is it safe to get it now, to
protect my unborn baby, or do I have to wait until after my pregnancy?
You : You should make an early appointment with your obstetrician to discuss this very important issue. It is good that you are thinking of this and are concerned about it. In general, women should wait at least one month to become pregnant after receiving live-virus vaccines. If the initial rubella test shows you are rubella non-immune, then you will be given the vaccine after delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What shots should I get if I have never gotten a vaccination before & I want to travel to a 3rd world country ?
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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