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Immunization Chart For Children
Very : Very important. This is demonstrated by the recent outbreaks of measles in unimmunized children. The mortality from measles is about 2%. The adverse reaction to the measles vaccination about 1:100, 000. You can surely do the math. No studies have confirmed the folk lore that immunizations cause autism. Following that scare, there were many deaths in children who were not protected against pertussis. Anyone doubting the efficacy of vaccination should visit an old grave yard and see how many children died in infancy in the first half of the last century before antibiotics and vaccines were available to children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Save Lives: Immunizations may be the single, safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and have saved literally millions of children's lives.There is literally no valid scientific research proving that serious complications of the vaccines outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
They are briefly: Antibodies made in the blood stream in response to illness or immunization are passed to a newborn via the placenta & at a concentration above that of the mother in units/lb. After the donated antibodies wear out (3-4 mo) baby must build his/her own antibodies. The antibodies in each are built from instructions stored in the thymus gland or other body sites after illness or vaccinations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look at numbers: Reported deaths due to pertussis vaccine in past decade=0 risk of pertussis if unvaccinated= 27x that of vaccinated deaths due to pertussis in us in unvaccinated infants 25-30. The pure number you ask for is unknown if any exist at all. ...Read more
Not really: Unless there is a specific component within the vaccine that your child is allergic to, then vaccines should not cause flare up of eczema. Your child is exposed to numerous allergens every single day, and it's likely these are the triggers. Work with an allergist to determine what your child's triggers are, and talk with your pediatrician about maximizing skin care to avoid flare-ups of the eczema. ...Read more
Gruber paper: Allergy. 63(11):1464-72, 2008 nov. This is from germany, where the anti-immunization people have much more clout; it's an enormous study and it is very clear that immunizations do not exacerbate atopic eczema in kids. It's by real scientists each of whom would have loved to be able to demonstrate something that wasn't previously known -- and they couldn't. ...Read more
No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective.The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher.Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of my children getting chickenpox after being exposed, and they have all had the vaccine?
What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?
Hard to be a parent: Unfortunately, the fraud of few discredited researchers has led many to avoid or delay vaccines.Playboy bunnies use their fame to offer alternative schedules. Sadly, the delay has led to avoidable deaths in the US. There is no schedule better or more successful than the one indicated by the AAP and your doc. Accept the junk science behind the anti-vaccine movement and your kid may die as a result. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me one reason why the government still reccomends that all children are given the MMR vaccine.?
To avoid diseases: As long as there is international air travel and diseases that can be passed during incubation, we will need to vaccinate. Recent MMR outbreaks around Houston have been traced to imported cases (International Airport) that brought foreign cases into the area, that spread to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated kids. Measles can kill, so vaccines remain important. ...Read more
CDC recomendations: The cdc has recommended the use of the Meningococcal vaccine as early as 9 months to kids with specific medical risk factors. (traveling in endemic areas, immune issues)its use between 2 -10 years has also been recommended for kids with a broader group of medical conditions. It is considered as safe & effective but the child may need booster shots to maintain protective effect when older. ...Read more
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