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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it correct that Taking shower for a child in the day he gets immunization can cause sickness for him? Thanks
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