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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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If my child gets an immunization, can he still get the disease he is protected against?

If my child gets an immunization, can he still get the disease he is protected against?

Yes: Immunizations are not 100% effective. Some vaccines are closer to 100% than others, including the Hib and pcv vaccines for meningitis. Yet others, like influenza and varicella vaccines, may cover 50-70% of children in some studies. Booster doses are recommended to increase the likelihood of full protection. ...Read more

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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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What is a justifiable child immunization?

What is a justifiable child immunization?

All Recommended: The current recommended immunizations have all been well studied and monitered. There safety record is unparalled for medical therapy. The millions of saved lives far, far outweigh any risks.They are all justified! ...Read more

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What immunization are really realy necessary for my baby?

All: Quite frankly, all of them.The current list of vaccinations have been vetted thru ongoing research and surveillance to be safe and prevent what used to be millions of cases and thousands of deaths.When not given to people, the rate of the preventable diseases rises leading to more suffering.Some of the diseases were more common than others, but the suffering was blind to bias.Do you want to risk baby. ...Read more

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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be sick after her immunization?

Is it possible for a baby to be sick after her immunization?

Vaccinations: Yes. Of course. The vaccinations cause a revving up of the immune system to make the appropriate antibodies to prevent deadly illness later. ...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 immunization?

See below: http://www.who.int/topics/immunization/en/

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