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Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?

Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?

It is fine: The most common to all are local site soreness. The next would be swelling or redness in the muscle where one is injected. Rarely a person is allergic to some component of the vaccine & hives might occur. The immune "stress" on the body is well tolerated. That combo adds up to a fraction of the stress the old smallpox vaccine had alone. I consider separate day dosing on a kid a form of child abuse ...Read more

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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What are the stamaril vaccine side effects duration?

What are the stamaril vaccine side effects duration?

Yellow Fever Vaccine: For use in travelers going to areas with yellow fever. No booster is needed for immunity.
Common side effects include (<10%) includes low grade fever, muscle aches, headaches. ...Read more

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Meningitis vaccine side effects? What are the side effects of a meningitis vaccine?

Meningitis vaccine side effects? What are the side effects of a meningitis vaccine?

See below: Usual side effects of Meningococcal vaccine ("meningitis shot") are local pain, headache and fatigue, usually lasting 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components. ...Read more

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What are the HPV vaccine side effects 15 years later?

What are the HPV vaccine side effects 15 years later?

Cancer prevention: The hpv vaccine is a safe option recommended for the prevention of cervical cancer. There are no long term negative side effects. The vaccine has not been around for 15 years yet but the technology behind it is the same as the hep b vaccine. This gives us over 30 years of proven long term safety. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the HPV vaccine side effects last?

For what length of time do the HPV vaccine side effects last?

Not long: What effects are you worried about? Large studies have shown that the most common side effects are pain at the injection site and nausea. Both go away in less than a day.
If you are asking how long does the hpv vaccine protect against infection, the answer is at least 6 years and counting. It may be lifetime immunity, but no one knows yet. Even if you have been vaccinated, you need to have paps. ...Read more

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Rabies vaccine side effects? Got my shot yesterday now I feel nauseous is it normal? Bitten by my pet rabbit; he's still alive.

Rabies vaccine side effects? Got my shot yesterday now I feel nauseous is it normal? Bitten by my pet rabbit; he's still alive.

Rabbit bite: For a rabbit bite to cause rabies would be extremely unusual. Dogs cause 99% of human rabies and I have never seen a case report in the literature of rabies from a rabbit. Hopefully the bite wound is OK- that might be causing the nausea if u have a low grade infection there. Only a few percent of people will get nausea from a rabies vaccine. Hope doc will check you bite wound soon. ...Read more

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What are the whooping cough vaccine side effects on someone who is 15 or older?

What are the whooping cough vaccine side effects on someone who is 15 or older?

Little or nothing: I give it in my office all the time to teens. None report any issue beyond their initial pain and soreness. This is dramatically different from the whooping cough vaccine we gave in the 70's and 80's. The old vaccine had more problems as you got older, and we never gave it after age 6 because of side effects. ...Read more

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Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good? I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?

Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good? I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?

No.: The answer is no! Like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc. Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against! ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...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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Should I be concerned if my 7 month old daughter got her first dose of pneumoccocal vaccine (prevnar) 2 days back and still has fever.?

Should I be concerned if my 7 month old daughter got her first dose of pneumoccocal vaccine (prevnar) 2 days back and still has fever.?

No: A few days of fever is normal after Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine. If you have a measurable temperature of 100.0 f or more after 3 days, then there might be another problem and I would see the doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

Incomplete series: There is likelyhood that the degree of protection afforded by the vaccine will fade sooner. The 3rd could be completed even when delayed over a year. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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I am 46 year old male with asthma. My dr. Suggest I get a pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacy has Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?

I am 46 year old male with asthma. My dr. Suggest I get a pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacy has Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?

Pneumovax 23: Pneumovax 23 is the immunization for you. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is an immunization for primaryimmunization in children under 4 years of age. ;) ...Read more

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I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

Workup and Mgt: There are many PIDs and some are associated with autoimmune disease. Since there is so much variation, the diagnosis can be difficult. If you are prone to infections, the pattern of the infections, type and location will help your physician determine the diagnosis and treatment. If you have lung involvement, an HRCT is helpful. Most PIDs involve B cells and I would advise B cell studies. ...Read more

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What are side effects and negative reactions after a vaccine shot?

What are side effects and negative reactions after a vaccine shot?

It depends: It depends on the shot. Most commonly, some pain at the site of injection. You can look up detailed information on side effects for all U.S. Available vaccines at www. Immunize. Org. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times
Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection
Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases. It gets better without any treatment
Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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Do these flu vaccines have bad side effects?

Do these flu vaccines have bad side effects?

Not really: The injectable flu vaccine given to adults is not a live vaccine, therefore its side effects are usually mild and can include injection site soreness, chills, muscle aches and joint pains which usually only last a day or two. ...Read more

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What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Fever, rash: Most people don't have a reaction to the MMR vaccine but there are cases with symptoms ranging from mild to severe mild side effects include slight fever, rash and swelling of glands in the cheek or neck. Moderate reactions include seizure and stiffness of extremities. Severe effects include serious allergic reactions which occur in less than 1 out of a million doses. ...Read more

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Can the h1n1 vaccine have terrible side effects?

Safe: If it had 'terrible side effects, ' it wouldn't have been approved. Any vaccine can have side effects, but to get approved, it has to be considered safe, with the benefits outweighing the risks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

Nothing more than. .: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

Sore arm: Usually soreness at the site of injection which can last about 24 hours. Some people may experience a fever. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with the MMR vaccine?

What side effects are associated with the MMR vaccine?

Fever mainly: Measles vaccine occasionally causes side effects in kids who don't have underlying health problems. The most common reactions are fever between 6-12 days after vaccination (in about 5%-15% of kids getting the vaccine) and a measles-like rash, which isn't contagious and fades on its own (in about about 5% of vaccinated kids). Children may also have local swelling ad reddness. ...Read more

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Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Sure: Of course. Any medication or vaccination can cause side effects at any age. Mostly it will be local reaction such as soreness, redness and pain/itching or global such as feeling crummy, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any side effects to the MMR vaccine?

Can you tell me is there any side effects to the MMR vaccine?

Side effects: Side effects may include fever, soreness at the site, a "prickly heat" appearing rash, and achiness. These can occur several weeks after the immunization. In addition, there may, very rarely, be a seizure as an apparent side effect. It is still safer and less risky to get immunized than take a chance on getting the disease. The risk of shot reactions is much, much lower. ...Read more

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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Prevnar (Definition)

Pneumococcal vaccine is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more