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Which is the suitable time or schedule for having hepatitis b booster dose(vaccine)?

Which is the suitable time or schedule for having hepatitis b booster dose(vaccine)?

Which age?: Hep b infant schedule w/ 3 doses given at birth, 1-2 months, ; 3rd dose between 6-18 months for adolescents ages 11-15 there is an alternative 2 dose series given 4-6 months apart adult dose: day 1, one month, ; 3rd dose at 6 months for those adults needing rapid coverage, an accelerated series can be given day 1, day 7, day 21 w/ booster at 12 months. Also a combo hepatitis a/ hep b available. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Is getting a vaccination safe?

Is getting a vaccination safe?

Yes: In general, vaccinations are extremely safe. In fact, in the long run, it is safer to get vaccinated and be protected from the disease than almost any theoretical risk of vaccination. If you have a serious immunodeficiency disease, you may want to avoid certain live virus vaccines. ...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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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Yes: The vaccines are one of the most important health advances in the 20th century and research is ongoing.There are always skeptics, and misinformation circulated by the vaccine haters have lead to substantial increases in whooping cough deaths in the US. At 2500 cases and no deaths in the 90's, there were 40000 cases and 30 deaths last yr. ...Read more

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Is it ok for pregnant women to received a DPT vaccine?

Is it ok for pregnant women to received a DPT vaccine?

Yes: Acip recommends that pregnant women who have not been previously vaccinated with tdap should get one dose of tdap during the third trimester or late second trimester (after 20 weeks gestation). If not administered during pregnancy, tdap should be administered immediately postpartum. Instead of DPT ideally tdap or td should be given. ...Read more

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

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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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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 safe to use paracetamol after a measles vaccine?

Is it safe to use paracetamol after a measles vaccine?

Fever reducers: Since fever from the measles vaccine can occur after 7 days, it is advisable to use paracetamol then. Try not to give paracetamol or any other fever or pain reducer shortly after getting the vaccine because recent reports indicate lessened immune reaction. ...Read more

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Is there an advantage to a caesarian birth over a normal birth?

Is there an advantage to a caesarian birth over a normal birth?

Caesarian: If there was God would have us doing that all the time. There are many circumstances that is it better and will save baby and/or mother. Lets chat for more details. ...Read more

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Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Depends on illness: Vitamin B12 is a vitamin, which means it is a chemical that the body needs. If a child has an illness that leads to B12 deficiency, that child can take B12 orally or via shots, depending on the doctor's advice. Injecting a child with B12 to try to affect the language delay, but who is not deficient in B12, is hopefully not the case here. We don't poke kids unless there is a very good reason. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Yes: Vaccine news often causes parents to worry - especially since our country doesn't see the actual diseases often. The risks of taking the vaccine are very small compared to the effects of the infection. I would encourage you to talk to your MD about your concerns but I don't hesitate to vaccinate my patients with epilepsy. http://www.nhs.uk/ipgmedia/national/epilepsy%20research%20uk/assets/vaccinationandepilepsy.pdf ...Read more

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How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?

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How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?

Not dangerous: A 3 months old gets enough immunoglobulins from the mother during pregnancy to protect till about age 6 months,if the mother had chicken pox as a child that means she has protective antibodies in her system and was transferred to the baby,rare at this age to have chicken pox,vaccination is available,but given at age 1, immunoglobulins are indicated for immune deficient patients, ur baby isn't ...Read more

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Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Yes.: There is nothing more natural than infant mortality, and nothing more unnatural than trying to prevent it. The natural alternative to vaccination is playing craps with nature and hoping you don't roll snake eyes. ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine really more effective before a female is sexually active?

Is the HPV vaccine really more effective before a female is sexually active?

Yes!: Well, is the measles shot better to get before you get measles? Of course! that is how vaccines work! they prevent infection, not treat infections you already have. The problem is, that about 40% of women will acquire hpv withint two years of sexual activity debut! get the shot for your kids before they are old enough to think about sex, not when you think they need it. By then, it may late! ...Read more

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Is there an anthrax vaccine for me too take?

Is there an anthrax vaccine for me too take?

There is a vaccine.: An anthrax vaccine has been licensed since 1970. It is only given to those who have risk of exposure. Here is the centers for disease control direct link for you on the anthrax vaccine. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/anthrax.html. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

No; Details: Always discuss w/ your doctor but MMR (measles shot) is not given if a person is on a high dose of Prednisone for over 2 weeks. A high dose is more than 1 mg/ pound or greater than 20 mg. If you have only been on a short course of < 2 weeks or alternate day therapy of prednisone, you may have the option of getting the MMR (measles shot). ...Read more

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Why is getting a bacterial meningitis vaccination the only mandatory vaccine for a collage student? Shouldn't there be other vaccines too?

Yes: there are other vaccines they must have had just to get through k-12 grades. Recommended vaccines for college would be Hep A/Boostrix/HPV vaccines in addition to others normally received ...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