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Mixing Vaccines With Flu Shot
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) used for prevention after exposure to flu virus? Immunized son has flu, given script for 3y/o brother with asthma. Safe?
Same effectiveness: A flu shot or flu mist are both just as effective. The flu mist has some age restrictions, and persons with some medical conditions (such as ongoing asthma symptoms) should not get the flu mist. A few years ago, a study suggested that younger children may get more protection from the flu mist, but in any one individual patient, there's no way to tell if there is a difference between shot and mist. ...Read more
No absolut contrain: If mg means myasthenia gravís then if the disease is active probable is convenient to wait. There is not an absolut contraindicación to the flu vaccine unless serious allergies to eggs or chichen or previous guillain barré . I would ask the specialist who is treatment your mg if he/she has objecions to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more
Live/oral typhoid vacc.I got sick with the flu yesterday.Need to take 4th & final pill today.Does being sick interfere w/ vaccine's effectiveness?
Dtap vaccine: To complete the series and be properly immunised the babies are given 3 dtap shots in first year, 4th shot in 2nd year and a booster between 4 and 6.After that every child needs a booster every 10 years.So three tdap shots 2 months apart, is the minimum to get primary immunity in adults and than booster every 10 years, but vaccine for adults is different, it is not dtap but tdap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Everyone should get a flu vaccine annually to reduce the risk of influenza, and to help stop the spread of influenza to more susceptible people. The exceptions are children under the age of 6 months, or a documented severe allergic reaction to egg, or recent guillain barre syndrome. The nasal vaccine (eg, flumist) can be given instead of the injection for people 2-49 yrs old who are not pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have had adverse reactions to the hep b vaccine, the MMR vaccine and the tdap should you take the flu shot?
Depends: Talk to you doctor, or explain the rash here on health tap with more detail. Some reactions mean you should not get certain vaccines. Other reactions may mean you need to bake some Ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before the vaccine (or other meds depending). Let us know exactly what you reactions were. ...Read more
What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine?
Ingredients: The acellular pertussis vaccines is now recommended to be given at least once to all adults . There is no recommendation for more than 1 adult booster, but i would not be surprised to see it given for every booster (7-10 yrs) in the future.The other differences are related to the specific type of antigens and quatity in each vaccine.Antigens are the material that triggers your immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer