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Whats pps vaccine?

Whats pps vaccine?

Pps vaccine: Pps vaccine is pneumonia vaccine for adults and older children.It is 23 valent, means it protects against 23 types of pnemococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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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Do public schools offer yearly flu shots?

Do public schools offer yearly flu shots?

Possibly: Check with your school district. Some schools may. But your pediatrician should definitely have the shot available. It is recommended that all children ages 6months and older get the shot- this really helps decrease the rate of flu and protects the most vulnerable in our society(young babies and the elderly) from contracting it. ...Read more

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Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Yes: It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations. This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitted from children who are in close contact with each other. Without these important regulations, childcare centers would be vectors for serious disease (which would put your child and others at high risk of life-threatening illnesses). ...Read more

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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

Are MMR vaccinations necessary?

YES IT IS NECCESSARY: Yes it is necessary to prevent MaeslesMumps&Rubella ...Read more

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Are vaccinations mandatory?

Are vaccinations mandatory?

Yes and No: Yes, all states have some form of requirement for vaccines for a child to participate in public schools. Some vaccines are required under those rules and others are only recommended. There are still options for parents to participate in public schools without vaccinating given that they have an approved excuse, such as a religious exemption. Some jobs also require vaccination updates. ...Read more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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Which states require calfhood vaccination?

Which states require calfhood vaccination?

All States: All states require childhood vaccinations to attend Day Care/Nursery School and all Schools ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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What are, the challenges associated vaccination programs?

Good question: Any vaccination implies a needle. This results in an ultra low voltage electric current through the body. If body metabolism is only marginal, this "pin prick" may become a stress factor, apart from the action of the vaccine itself. That is why most kids do not have a problem. If there is a metabolic risk, in uncommon cases, it can cause problems. That is why diet is so vital. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more

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Any support groups for pertussis?

Any support groups for pertussis?

Why?: You don't usually need a support group for an acute infection that you recover from. Support groups are for people with chronic infections. And if everyone got vaccinated, there would be no pertussis. ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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What age/stage polio vaccination is mandatory?

What age/stage polio vaccination is mandatory?

Polio: Polio is given between between 2-6 months with a booster at 15-18 months. Another booster is given at 4-6 years of age as a cild enters kindergarten.this is a mandatory requirement to start school in many states. A child may be excused from the vaccine on medical or religious grounds ...Read more

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Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

YES: Yes, but the peak risk actually starts rising around 13-14 yo and kids should be getting this shot at 11 yo now. Currently the CDC says to get one at 11 yo and another at 16 yo. ...Read more

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Dr. Nada HANA
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Immunization Programs (Definition)

Immunization programs are usually government programs to provide immunizations to children, regardless of the ...Read more