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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 the laiv vaccine an inactivated vaccine?

Is the laiv vaccine an inactivated vaccine?

No, it's alive: The live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) is a live-virus nasal spray flu vaccine. "attenuated" means the live-virus has been weakened so not to cause the flu in persons receiving the vaccine. Some people do get some sniffles or stuffy nose for 2-3 days, from the nasal spray FluMist vaccine. ...Read more

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Is the meningococcal vaccine a three shot?

Is the meningococcal vaccine a three shot?

No it is one shot: It is a single shot but you may need booster to keep immunity ...Read more

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What type of vaccine is the polio vaccine?

What type of vaccine is the polio vaccine?

The current polio: Vaccine in the usa is an inactivated (killed) virus vaccine. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate Vaccine: It is considered that conjugate vaccine provides better long term protection as compared to Polysachride Vaccine due to the mechanism by which antibody response occurs. Plysacchride Vaccine does not provide same level of Herd Immunityas is provided by Conjugate Vaccine ...Read more

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Is the meningococcal vaccine the same as meningitis vaccine?

Is the meningococcal vaccine the same as meningitis vaccine?

Terminology: There are several vaccines that help reduce bacterial meningitis. The Hemophylis influenza type B (HIB) and pneumococcus are commonly given in infancy. The most common meningococcal vaccines are 2 that help protect against meningococcal strains A,C,W &Y. A newer separate vaccine is now heavily advertised in the US against meningococcal strain B. These are given to pre-teens thru adults. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

What is the purpose of a booster dose for live vaccines, such as the OPV and measles vaccines?

Assurance: Vaccines for these and many others are seldom as helpful in generating immunity as the wild disease. Since they are better for the patient than getting the disease, it is what we have to offer. Sometimes a percentage of the first dose will have no effect, or the effect on building antibodies will not last long. Boosters push the body to do its best and give longer protection. ...Read more

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How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

Very successful: This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years. It also prevents whooping cough. ...Read more

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How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

2 or 3 shot series: Hepatitis a vaccines come in 2-shot and 3-shot series. Sometimes, hepa and hepb vaccines are combined in the same shot. ...Read more

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Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Childhood hib vaccin: Hib vaccine only protects the child against meningitis caused by hemophilus influenza.The vaccine required for meningitis and required in schools and in colleges is Meningococcal vaccine., which is diffrent than hib vaccine. ...Read more

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Is the chickenpox vaccine safe?

Is the chickenpox vaccine safe?

Absolutely: The risks of the vaccine include fever, rash, and occasional discomfort. It does not cause pneumonia or seizures. The disease can cause death, not seen at all with the shot. And with an experience of over 30 years, it does not appear to increase the risk of adult infection. These are the facts. ...Read more

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What is in the adacel vaccine?

What is in the adacel vaccine?

Adacel: is one of the brand names for the TdaP vaccine, which is the booster given to protect against tetanus and diptheria. It is most commonly given at 11 or 12 years of age following the primary series in early childhood. ...Read more

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What is in the adacel vaccine?

Adacel: Adacel vaccine is indicated for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 11 through 64 years of age. Aka: Tdap ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%. ...Read more

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How is the dtap vaccine effective?

How is the dtap vaccine effective?

Dtap vaccine: It is very effective, the immunity lasts for up to 10 years , but now it is recommended to get a booster shot every 5 years instead of 10. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is the rotavirus vaccine administered?

How is the rotavirus vaccine administered?

Orally: Current rotavirus vaccines are all administered orally to infants only. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

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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