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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Overview)

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 the virulent, wild-type organism is met.


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Is there a free immunization program in every state?

Is there a free immunization program in every state?

Generally Yes: Call your local county health department for local information regarding these programs. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
1,091 doctors shared insights

Immunization (Overview)

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 the virulent, wild-type organism is met.


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Can skin ligten up after an immunization is given?

Can skin ligten up after an immunization is given?

Probably not: The only time this might happen, and it would be unusual, would be a lighter patch at the injection site. Some people get a small patch of light skin, called hypopigmentation, at the site of a trauma. I have never seen this happen with an immunization but it is not impossible. But there should be no effect on your skin as a whole. ...Read more

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Where can I find a copy of my immunization records?

Where can I find a copy of my immunization records?

3 Sources: Your pediatrician, your parents or your grade school . Some one should have these records. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immunization?

Build immunity: 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 the virulent, wild-type organism is met. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you loose your childs immunization records?

Look for backups: In my state the law requires that i keep records (including vaccinations) on kids for 7 years from their last visit or 21 yrs, whichever is longer. Retrieval of the information is provided for a fee. Schools & day care facilities will often have a backup list available for review. Some states have a vaccine registry, but parents may have to opt-in to have their kids info recorded. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many different immunization shots can you have at once?

Can you let me know how many different immunization shots can you have at once?

As many as needed: The normal protocol of immunizations has been developed to assure effectiveness when used in various combinations. For some who have been left vulnerable to a variety of diseases, 6 or more vaccines at one session are common and well tolerated. Those who want to follow the medical advice of a playboy bunny & split vaccines should consider their source. ...Read more

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How to obtain your immunization records?

How to obtain your immunization records?

Look for backups: In my state the law requires that i keep records (including vaccinations) on kids for 7 years from their last visit or 21 yrs, whichever is longer. Retrieval of the information is provided for a fee. Schools & day care facilities will often have a backup list available for review. Some states have a vaccine registry, but parents may have to opt-in to have their kids info recorded. ...Read more

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How should I go about getting immunization records?

Varies: Most states require docs to keep records for a specified length of time. In my state, this is until they turn 21 and have not been in for 7 years. My staff can retreive data if we have it. After the specified dates, the records are shreaded.If not available in the office, old school records can also have the data.Some states have a registry, but people must opt-in for their data to be stored. ...Read more