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What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

Already recommended: The vaccine is already recommended by the cdc, aap, aafp and acip as part of the routine childhood immunization schedule for both boys/ girls. We give it in our office starting at the 11 y/o well child check. Not many, if any states mandate it for school yet because of its controversy related to it being a vaccine to protect against an infection you get with sex. Get it sooner rather that too late. ...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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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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Is it ok not to stick to an immunization schedule?

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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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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These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

Primary/Boosters: Presuming you have had primary immunization with DPT vaccines in infancy or childhood, it is recommended to get tetanus booster every 10 years and because of resurgence of whoopin cough we do not use single tetanus vaccine but combination vaccine for adults called tdap, which has vaccine for tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.If never vaccinated you need to start primary vaccination&boosters/10yr. ...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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Some mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?

Some mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?

Absolutely Not: In fact, current studies demonstrate that not only is there no benefit to delay but the risk of the diseases occurring (pertussis or whooping cough) is statistically higher. Be wise and immunize on time. Remeber these recommendations are based on expert opinions and research. Trust the pediatricians, not the chiropracter or actress. ...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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When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

Regular well checks: Normally, vaccine appointments should go along with the normal well check schedule. Your pediatrician should be able to furnish you with the vaccine schedule they follow, showing which combinations of vaccines they use, and exactly when they are given, but most follow the acip guidelines and the chart found at aap. Org. So follow the well check schedule, and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Son was scheduled for 3rd polio vaccination on the 4th of November, he received the vaccine 10 days earlier. Is there a problem, when is the next one?

Son was scheduled for 3rd polio vaccination on the 4th of November, he received the vaccine 10 days earlier. Is there a problem, when is the next one?

Polio vaccine: It would be hard to know without knowing which polio schedule he is on but his ten days could be or may not be too early and his fourth polio, again depending on the vaccine is after his fourth birthday ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a cold & respritory infection & this triggers his mild asthma. He is scheduled for his polio vaccine tomorrow is it ok to do?

My 4 year old has a cold & respritory infection & this triggers his mild asthma. He is scheduled for his polio vaccine tomorrow is it ok to do?

Get it now: There are very few, if any illnesses that preclude getting vaccinated. It's fine to be vaccinated when you have a cold, sore throat, ear infection, cough, uti, etc. Its also ok to be vaccinated while on antibiotics. If symptoms are mild, it should be fine to proceed with vaccinations. ...Read more

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What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?

What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?

Hard to be a parent: Unfortunately, the fraud of few discredited researchers has led many to avoid or delay vaccines. Playboy bunnies use their fame to offer alternative schedules. Sadly, the delay has led to avoidable deaths in the US. There is no schedule better or more successful than the one indicated by the AAP and your doc. Accept the junk science behind the anti-vaccine movement and your kid may die as a result. ...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 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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Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Very: Very important. This is demonstrated by the recent outbreaks of measles in unimmunized children. The mortality from measles is about 2%. The adverse reaction to the measles vaccination about 1:100, 000. You can surely do the math. No studies have confirmed the folk lore that immunizations cause autism. Following that scare, there were many deaths in children who were not protected against pertussis. Anyone doubting the efficacy of vaccination should visit an old grave yard and see how many children died in infancy in the first half of the last century before antibiotics and vaccines were available to children. ...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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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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