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Doctor insights on: Immunization Schedules For Children

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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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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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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

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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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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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