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Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, though, 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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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...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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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

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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Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

Yes but...: Only in young infants. Forolder chiildren and adolescents, doses may be given in a schedule of 0, 1, and 6months; of 0, 1, and 4 months; or of 0, 2, and 4 months. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Category C: The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m. ...Read more

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Does MMR vaccine last a lifetime?

Does MMR vaccine last a lifetime?

MMR vaccine: You should receive 2 doses of MMR. That will provide a life long imunity ...Read more

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

C ur OB: Need to start prenatal care, go to your Obstetrician or or to the health clinic, if you're Rh negative, you will need to have a new shot at 28 weeks and at time of labor, also in case you miscarry, God forbids. Do yourself and your unborn child a favor and start prenatal care early, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

No: Dr degraw's answer is correct, but recently there is a formal recommendation for a booster shot to be given in teens 5 years or so after the first vaccination. ...Read more

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How much immunity does the first Hepatitis B vaccine shot provide?

How much immunity does the first Hepatitis B vaccine shot provide?

One Dose Not Enough: Hepatitis B virus occurs world wide; is a cause of serious liver disease; is transmitted thru blood/body fluids. Immunization is effective for prevention & post-exposure management. Vaccination after 2 doses provides protection in up to 80% of recipients and protects 90-95% after 3 doses. Blood test to confirm immunity after vaccination recommended for certain risk groups. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Can rubella vaccine cause viral mengitis 3 months later?

No: To my knowledge, this has never been reported. Possibly one of the other physicians on this panel may know otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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Had 2 of 3 Hep B vaccine shots. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL is NON-REACTIVE. 3rd shot in June. Am I protected at all until final shot?

Had 2 of 3 Hep B vaccine shots. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL is NON-REACTIVE.  3rd shot in June. Am I protected at all until final shot?

Immune System: The Immune System is quite mysterious - it has layers and layers to it actually. One 'crude' way of measuring part of this immunity is through antibody testing. That only measures one branch of the whole thing, however. With Hep B vaccine especially, there is often good T-cell immunity generated, which is NOT routinely measured. You're not quite done with the series, so I would measure afterwards. ...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 immune globulin shot prevent hepatitis a after exposure?

Can immune globulin shot prevent hepatitis a after exposure?

Yes: Both hep a vaccine and Immune Globulin are approved for post exposure prophylaxis. Choice depends upon host factors and availability. ...Read more

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Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

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 more

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Blighted ovum 5 weeks tuesday took misoprostol and rubella shot. When to try pregnancy again. 3 yrs b4 miscarriage d&c 5 weeks preg. Really want baby.

Blighted ovum 5 weeks tuesday took misoprostol and rubella shot. When to try pregnancy again. 3 yrs b4 miscarriage d&c 5 weeks preg. Really want baby.

No sooner than 6-8wk: General recommendation is after rubella vaccine you should wait at minimal 4 weeks. After a miscarriage, general recommendation is after you have had one menstrual cycle. Waiting 6-8 weeks is a safe margin to start trying again. You should followup closely with your ob/gyn doctor for pregnancy planning. They can make some helpful recommendation for successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to get a rubella vaccine shot again?

Is there any reason to get a rubella vaccine shot again?

Depends: Women considering future pregnancies often have blood tests to evaluate for rubella immunity.When this is considered low, a rubella shot (the MMR in the US) is given to boost the protection.Rubella is a devastating disease if it infects a fetus, not so much for others. ...Read more

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Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

See below: Are you receiving platelet rich plasma? If yes, for what? It is not likely to do you any good. MMR will not have any effect on this otherwise dubious treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should I have hepatitis b, rubella, and flu shots before I try to have a baby?

Should I have hepatitis b, rubella, and flu shots before I try to have a baby?

Vaccinations: It is better to be vaccinated against rubella and hepatitis b before you get pregnant. Flu shots are given annually in the fall before the beginning of flu season. Since pregnant women are vulnerable to flu, all pregnant women should have a flu shot. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to give my child the second shot of seperate measles, mumps, & rubella?

Until 4-5 yrs old: If your chilod had a MMR shot at age 12-15 months, then the next due will be at 4-5 years before he enters kindergarten. If he did not have yet, then i would give one right away, and the second one would be at 4-5 years. ...Read more

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I am 28 and just had the rubella vaccine. Is it absolutely necessary that I get a second shot next month?

I am 28 and just had the rubella vaccine. Is it absolutely necessary that I get a second shot next month?

Maybe not: If the vaccine is required in your state to attend school, then to avoid a second rubella vaccine, blood can be drawn to see if immunity is already established from the first vaccine. If you live in one of the 20 states that allow conscientious objection for vaccines, then none are required. ...Read more

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Is getting MMR shot 1 month and 13 days before pregnancy safe to baby? Actually i got rubella vaccine when i was child am i immune to this MMR ?

Yes: Many ob's will do a rubella antibody test to see if your childhood vaccine has actually kept you immune. Years ago when only one was given, as many as 5-10% may not have been fully protected. The issue is so important a repeat is considered proper if your levels are low. The shot does its thing in the first 2wks after its given so 6 weeks out you have no reason to worry about it. ...Read more

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What causes rubella?

What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read more

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Can you die from rubella?

Almost never: However, it is several days of misery, and if you are pregnant, it is likely that your unborn child will end up blind and/or deaf and/or seriously deformed and/or mentally handicapped. Before immunization, when one girl in a community came down with "german measles", all the other girls would be invited to a slumber party with her in hopes they'd catch it and thus be immune. ...Read more

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How can rubella be controlled?

How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize: The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. This measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US, encourage everyone to immunize. ...Read more

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What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What happens when you get rubella?

Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rubella/basics/symptoms/con-20020067

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Can you clarify what rubella really is?

German Measles: There are 2 types of measles, rubella (german measles) and rubeola (big measles).Rubella is bad because it can really harm a fetus by miscarrage or birth defects.Please get the MMR vaccine and vaccinate your kids. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What does a postive result for rubella mean?

What does a postive result for rubella mean?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on your own. The best defense is immunization which trades a very mild usually inapparent 'infection' for long term protection. Rubella is not innocuous-my sister, for example, has deafness and needed heart surgery in 1945 from rubella in utero. ...Read more

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What is a good natural defence against rubella?

The vaccine!: The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is the best defense against rubella. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rubella?

Rubella: Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome rarely are seen today. ...Read more

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Can rubella be contracted more than once in a lifetime?

Rubella: No once you have rubella it gives you life long immunity and you will not get it again. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

Another name for German ...Read more