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Dr. Nada HANA
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Immunization Programs (Overview)

Immunization programs are usually government programs to provide immunizations to children, regardless of the parents ability to pay.


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Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

See link below: Check out the immunization page of the california department of health for information http://www. Cdph. Ca.Gov/programs/immunize/pages/default. Aspx. ...Read more

Dr. Nada HANA
174 Doctors shared insights

Immunization Programs (Overview)

Immunization programs are usually government programs to provide immunizations to children, regardless of the parents ability to pay.


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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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Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Hep b: Any secondary education typically require vaccines as you will be exposed and exposing yourself to others. ...Read more

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Could I still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

Could I still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

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I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & I am scared. Is it really safe?

I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & I am scared. Is it really safe?

Flu vacc. Is safe: The flu vaccines do work, both the shot and the nasal spray. Sometimes the protection is partial, so that a person may still get the flu but a milder case of it. The flu vaccine protects only against the influenza viruses, but not against cold viruses that can cause colds and flu-like symptoms. ...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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What is a justifiable child immunization?

What is a justifiable child immunization?

Justified??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world, our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immunization?

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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What is a modified immunization schedule?

What is a modified immunization schedule?

Immunizations: A modified immunization schedule is one which deviates from the schedule recommended by expert panels after their extensive study of all available reseach. Those promoting these alternatives generally admit to the lack of any evidence as to a positive reason to change the recommendations. And there may be negative consequences to your child's healthy when the schedules are changed. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Immunization?

What are the side-effects of Immunization?

Common side effects: May include: low fever, headache, muscle / joint pain, feeling tired & redness, swelling or redness where you got the shot. ...Read more

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How effective is immunization in pneumonia?

How effective is immunization in pneumonia?

Pneumonia vaccines: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) for children and Pneumovax for adults is very effective at preventing morbidity and mortality related to pneumococcal bacterial pneumonia. There are plenty of other bacteria and viruses which can cause pneumonia but for which there are no vaccines. ...Read more

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Do dtap immunization contain anything dangerous?

Do dtap immunization contain anything dangerous?

Absolutely not..: What is dangerous is the disease trying to be prevented. Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are all killers. ...Read more

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Is it ok not to stick to an immunization schedule?

NO!!: Not the best idea. These schedules are based upon extensive research regarding safety and efficacy. Greatly varying the schedule has been shown in studies to lead to increases in the occurance of the diseases the shots are trying to prevent. Go with the tried and true. ...Read more

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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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What are the proven advantages of mass immunization?

Prevention of diseas: Mass immunization is done to prevent the public from any impending danger of an epidemic of infectious disease or doseases. Like influenza, plague, biological warfare with small pox etc.
In nutshell to protect the public at large. ...Read more

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Do I have to finish the hepatitis immunization series?

Do I have to finish the hepatitis immunization series?

Of course: All vaccines have been extensively tested to determine how many boosters are needed to provide the highest level of immunity for the most people. Although you may be immune with fewer than the recommended number, your odds improve if you complet the series. ...Read more

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What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation.


http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate. Html ...Read more

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Immunization shots for school? Do we have a right to refuse them?

Immunization shots for school? Do we have a right to refuse them?

Why???: For those who get their vaccine info from playboy playmates or the occasional shady dr you can believe whatever you want. Because of false vaccine info the whooping cough cases have climbed from 2k to 13k in the us with 20+ preventable deaths /yr. It would be nice if unvaccinated kids had to ware a sign so other parents could keep their distance & avoid exposure that might kill their newborn. ...Read more

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I'm going to south africa. How important is it to get immunization?

I'm going to south africa. How important is it to get immunization?

Variable: There are some risks that are inherent with any destination travel and exposures occur both during travel and at the destination. Idealy, a person verifies and has them done 4 weeks or more before travel to areas of risk. You can obtain the specific recommendations for various destinations from the cdc site along with an explanation of what risks are involved. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel. ...Read more

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How can you safely have an immunization one day after taking azithromax?

Yes: The vaccination will not be effected by your use of the azithromax. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are there religious exemptions from MMR immunization?

I'm wondering why are there religious exemptions from MMR immunization?

Freedom of Religion: Because in the usa, there are some religions that truly have proscriptions against this type of intervention. And we respect that belief. I do not belive that this applies to personal preference however. ...Read more

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Can a twelve year old kid decide whether or not to have his immunization?

Can a twelve year old kid decide whether or not to have his immunization?

Tough Question: Although it is nice for a child to participate in this choice, I would raise the issue of where is the line drawn. At what age can a responsible decision be made? Legally I do not believe a 12 y/o has that right. If they can choose vaccinations, can they choose, with parental, to drink or be sexually active? Is this safe for the child? I believe immunizations at this age are a parental responsibility. ...Read more

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How long on average does it take to get test results for immunization titers?

Depends: It depends on how large your hospital is. Usually a week or less.. ...Read more

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

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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At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later. ...Read more

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Hi where do we get the history of immunization if pedia or dr already passed away?

Hi where do we get the history of immunization if pedia or dr already passed away?

School: The last school you attended will have a copy of your immunizations. ...Read more

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After having an immunization shot, is it normal to have a knot in the injection site?

Common finding: Most vaccines are given into the muscle underneath the skin and can cause a transient knot to form. This usually subsides in a few days to a week but occasionally persists for longer. It is not considered a sign of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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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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