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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

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 exposed to ...Read more


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

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 suggest how to get child immunization medical records from a doctor who isn't practicing anymore?

Can you suggest how to get child immunization medical records from a doctor who isn't practicing anymore?

Contact society: Physicians that retire often transfer their records to another physician or set up a way for patients to obtain such information.A call to the local medical society can often supply you with the contact data. The state medical board may also have contact information. ...Read more

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How can I get child immunization medical records from a doctor who's retired?

Depends on situation: Many state require a physician to keep records for at least 7yrs after the patients last visit & their 21st birthday, whichever is later.Then they are destroyed. At retirement, many drs arrange for another dr to retain custody of their charts. You can call a local medical society & find out. Some states have a computerized verification system & you can access records thru a school. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get whooping cough as an adult if you had an immunization as a child dry cough, lungs hurt, slight fever

Is it possible to get whooping cough as an adult if you had an immunization as a child dry cough, lungs hurt, slight fever

Yes. : Yes. Immunity wanes after a few years so you need a booster every 8-10 years. You may just have a viral bronchitis but if cough persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. You should also get a pertussis booster ( tdap). ...Read more

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How can you safely give a young child an immunization when they're already sick?

Yes: The present vaccines are commonly given during minor illness without any negative consequences. If a kid has an unstable or changing picture, requires hospitalization or otherwise worried the provider, a decision toput them off may be indicated. However, this is not as common today as it was before we developed the current vaccines. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child an immunization when he's already sick with strep throat?

Vaccine with held: No-vacinnation during an acute illness interferes with the immune response the vaccine. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?

Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?

Confusing question: Most vaccines are developed as individual products & after demonstrating success over time there is an effort to combine them with other vaccines to reduce the number of shots given. The present dtap is such a vaccine. It has been proven well tolerated and effective when given this way. The same goes for the MMR vaccine. ...Read more