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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

Yes: If you have a vaccine record from a dependable source and that record verifies an up to date schedule, you can skip it.However, those from foreign countries often contain falsified entries just to meet exit requirements. I re-start the series appropriate for that child at that age as if they received no immunizations at all. There is no risks to doubling up on vaccines unless the kid is allergic ...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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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 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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What are all immunizations needed for a newborn till age 5??

What are all immunizations needed for a newborn till age 5??

CDC: go to the CDC website for a complete chart. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: at two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Starts At Age 9YEARS: This is series of three doses and 1st dose can be given as early as 9 years age ...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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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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How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

Ask your college: Some colleges will allow you to register without proof of the immunization and some won't. If you can't find the actual shot record, they may ask that you have a blood test called a titer to determine if you are immune to either measels or rubella. Ask your college what they require that you have for attendance there. ...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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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my twelve to fifteen month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my twelve to fifteen month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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