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When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

Individual vaccines: were developed first: Tetanus, 1914; Pertussis, 1918; Diphtheria, 1923. DTP was licensed in 1949. Inactivated Polio Vaccine, 1955; trivalent live attenuated Polio vaccine, 1963. Combined Measkes, Mumps, Rubella, 1971, also after individual vaccines. Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae type B, 1988. See www.immunize.org/timeline/ for more. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

Vaccines, general: By age 2 years most children should have 3 IPV, 4 DTap, 4 HiB, 3 Rotateq, 4 Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 MMR, 1 Varicella and 3 Influenza vaccines. Hepatitis A is an optional 2 dose series which can be started as early as 1 year of age. ...Read more

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When was the whooping cough immunization/vaccination introduced to people?

When was the whooping cough immunization/vaccination introduced to people?

EARLY 1930s: First used and was suscessful in controlling the Pertusses epidemic in early 1930sI in 1948 it was combined with diphtheria and tetanus as dpt vaccine which has been given to children even now and the formulation for adults is tdap ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

These days what's the tetanus toxiod immunization schedule?

Primary/Boosters: Presuming you have had primary immunization with DPT vaccines in infancy or childhood, it is recommended to get tetanus booster every 10 years and because of resurgence of whoopin cough we do not use single tetanus vaccine but combination vaccine for adults called tdap, which has vaccine for tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.If never vaccinated you need to start primary vaccination&boosters/10yr. ...Read more

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Are infants supposed to get the meningitis vaccine?

Are infants supposed to get the meningitis vaccine?

Several used: Today there are vaccines for three common causes of bacterial meningits. The hib vaccine introduced in the 90's has droppped the rate of hemophillis meningitis by >90 %, the pneumococcal (2000) ; meningococcal(2005) have also helped for teens ; older.There are other causes of meningitis. No one vaccine protects against all causes ; some give strong but partial protection. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Yes: You can get blood drawn to check for antibody titres for these diseases. If you have been immunized there will be a positive titre, if not it will be negative and you can get the booster. ...Read more

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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

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How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

No connection: Mmr vaccination has been conclusively shown by multiple studies to have no connection with autism. The intiial studies suggesting this have been debunked and shown to be fraudulent. ...Read more

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Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. Trying to catch up on shots after delay. Was that bad?

Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. Trying to catch up on shots after delay. Was that bad?

Hard to say: Your post does not provide the patient age, a reason for the delay or what you considered a bad reaction. Without this information your question is to vague to answer. You are welcome to start over. Posts are not linked and go to the site at random. ...Read more

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Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

See below: Normal healthy individual with intact immune system does not get infected by vaccine strain which is attenuated. If you are known to be immunocompromized, you may need to see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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Can the bordatella vaccine need boosted 3 weeks after the initial vaccine?

Can the bordatella vaccine need boosted 3 weeks after the initial vaccine?

NOT FOR HUMANS: Bordatella vaccine is not a vaccine for humans but for Dogs We do not answer questions about animal vaccines Ask your Vet ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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