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Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be safe but also may be less effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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 it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if known , must be notified to the tattoo technician as he must protect himself and other clients from possible transmission of infection. ...Read more

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I am not sure if I ever had the vaccine for bacterial meningitis. Is it safe to get it for a second time?

I am not sure if I ever had the vaccine for bacterial meningitis. Is it safe to get it for a second time?

Yes: It would not be a problem to have it given several times. There would likely be a modest benefit of boosting immunity if you did. If I was in an at risk population I would probably get it every 5 years just to be well protected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, if I am allergic to the pertussis vaccine is it safe to get a meningitis vaccine?

It may not affect at: All, many antibiotics are safe to take when preg so assuming you took a safe one then u should be fine, if u took ones that are not then your OB can discuss possible complications with you. ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

Yes It is recommende: Tdap Vaccine contains antigen for thre diseases T for Tatanus D for Diptheria P for Pertusis (Whooping Cough)I It is recmmended to be given to Pregnant Mothers between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation to pass the passive immunity for Pertussis to the New Born Even if she has had this vaccine ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

3 diseases in one: This contains tetanus vaccine, diptheria vaccine and attenuated ( softened) pertussis vaccine. Yes! We want pregnant moms to be immunized for pertussis. This kills babies. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medications should be reviewed by your obstetrician. If you've had a kidney transplant, experts recommend waiting at least one to two years (depending on donor) before attempting pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy is very rare in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to donate blood if I have hepatitis?

No: Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv. If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo if i had kidney transplant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if i had kidney transplant?

Risky: If you had a transplant you are likely on meds to lower your immune system so that the kidney does not get attacked. If you are on any immune suppressants or steroids then why risk infection by getting a tattoo. ...Read more

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Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Depends: Hepatitis a immunization is recommended for travel to areas of the world with problems related to clean, safe water and sewage contamination. Hbv may be recommended if you have not been immunized before. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a flu vaccination while drunk?

Is it safe to get a flu vaccination while drunk?

yes,but: Unless someone is driving you to and from the event, i would suggest you be sober.The presence of alcohol in your system will not alter the benefit of the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Definitely!: The vaccine will not ham your unbor child. However if you get the flue, you can becaome dehydrated or develope pneumonia which can indeed harm the baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Yes, but: the people at the clinic where you get the shot may frown on that. If I were you I'd take care of that before you get to the clinic; preferably before you leave the house. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to give blood if I have just had a hepatitis b jab?

Is it safe for me to give blood if I have just had a hepatitis b jab?

Wait 4 weeks : The screening test could mistake vaccine in the bloodstream (which is not infectious) for hepatitis B infection, and then you'd get ruled out for donation forever. ...Read more

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When you are bitten by a cat but you are vaccinated and its 1 year ago do i have to take vaccine again or it is safe not to take vaccine anymore ?

When you are bitten by a cat but you are vaccinated and its 1 year ago do i have to take vaccine again or it is safe not to take vaccine anymore ?

Vaccine ??: I will assume you mean rabies vaccine. If you have completed the rabies vaccine series, the valid protection is considered good for a minimum of 2 years,so a new bite after a year would not require a new series. If the full series was not completed,the need would depend on the type of exposure and prevalence of rabies in the area. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have vaccine of swine flu if i am having antibiotic drugs?

Is it safe to have vaccine of swine flu if i am having antibiotic drugs?

Certainly: Being on antibiotics is not a contraindication against getting the flu vaccine. Significant fever/illness could be; however, you should discuss with your doctor and they will administer the flu vaccine if you meet criteria. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and have never had chicken pox. Is it more serious if you contract it as an adult? Should i get the varicella vaccine

Chickenpox: You should have a titer done to see if you are immune. If it comes back negative then you should be immunized. Many people have chicken pox but don't remember or fon't have enough symptoms for it to be diagnosed. ...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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Hepatitis A Vaccine (Definition)

An immunization to help prevent hepatitis a disease by helping the body's immune system to recognize ...Read more