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Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

Is rotavirus vaccination mandatory for every child?

No: Rotavirus is one of the main causes of diarrhea related deaths worldwide in infants & children. It is also one of the prime reasons kids in the US are hospitalized for dehydration. The vaccine has been effective in reducing these admissions within the populations that use them. However, they remain optional. ...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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Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

See below: For someone who has had all recommended childhood vaccines the following are recommended for adults: dt (diphtheria tetanus) every 10 years, with 1 dose of dtap (diphtheria tetanus pertussis); hpv (3 shots) for women and men under 26; shingles for adults 60 and older (once); pneumococcal at 65 or older (once); and flu every year. Ask your doctor if you're at risk for other preventable infections. ...Read more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

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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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap, Usually: Unless there is a specific reason not to vaccinate against pertussis (whooping cough) such as a previous allergic reaction, tdap is preferred. Currently, people 65 and older can receive a dose of tdap, with boosters of td every 10 years. ...Read more

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Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

See below: A prescription is not needed. Vaccine can be obtained from your provider, health department, or maybe student health. ...Read more

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What's the recommended schedule for newborn well child visits?

What's the recommended schedule for newborn well child visits?

See below: Most infants are seen within a few days after delivery. Then normal visits occur at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccine: Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test. Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is the vaccine for tetanus safe for children?

Is the vaccine for tetanus safe for children?

Yes: One of the oldest vaccins has a strong proven record of safety and major benefit. ...Read more

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What vaccines are mandatory for children?

What vaccines are mandatory for children?

Varies by state: The requirements vary by state.Some states have specific requirements at school entry while others HAV requirements starting with entry to any licensed day care.I would look to your local state health authority or school for guidance. ...Read more

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Adult immunization schedule question. Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Adult immunization schedule question.  Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Most should get this: Tdap is recommend for adults of any age who will be in contact with babies and children-particularly babies younger than 12 months. Additionally, pregnant women and adults who may be exposed to pertussis through their occupation (helathcare etc) should get protected. People who have sensitivities to components of the vaccine should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

Variable: The feds don't make this rule. At least for now.Each state sets it's vaccine policy as either requirement for entry into daycare or public school facilities or state supported secondary schools.Check with your state health department. ...Read more

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What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

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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What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

Many adult vaccines: Hepb vacc for adults who may come in contact with blood or injection needles, or have others risks. Hepa vacc for adults who travel abroad, or have other risks. Hpv vacc for adults who are young women, or have other risks. Tdap vacc for adults who have contact with children, or are due for a tetanus booster. Annual flu vacc is recommended. Other vaccines include shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, etc.. ...Read more

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How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

About ten years: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. ...Read more

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Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot and adviced once in life time.But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more

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What are recommended childhood immunizations?

What are recommended childhood immunizations?

For 12-15 diseases: There are routine vaccinations for children, to protect them from getting about 12-15 bad diseases. A recommended vaccine schedule can be found at the american academy of pediatrics website. ...Read more

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Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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