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Immunization shots for school? Do we have a right to refuse them?

Immunization shots for school? Do we have a right to refuse them?

Why???: For those who get their vaccine info from playboy playmates or the occasional shady dr you can believe whatever you want. Because of false vaccine info the whooping cough cases have climbed from 2k to 13k in the us with 20+ preventable deaths /yr.It would be nice if unvaccinated kids had to ware a sign so other parents could keep their distance & avoid exposure that might kill their newborn. ...Read more

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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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Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Immunization record : Your doctor does not release shot record to anyone unless you request it. Most states have immunization registry where your doctor will enter all the vaccines given, only physicians, nurses, Healthcare providers have access to these immunization records, but if your child is older than 12 years old you need to sign consent before your Dr can enter the immunization in the registry. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

Registry: If you signed up for the immtrac registry in texas the material is on file & can be downloaded by any doctor, school or day care center with a registry access code. Physicians are required to provide you with access to such records & send them within 15 business days after they receive a properly executed release & payment of any required fee. ...Read more

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I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

Immunization records: Try calling your health department. I am uncertain about texas, but in new york, all vaccines given to a child is reported via computer to the state. ...Read more

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I received the menigitis vaccine for school since i'll be living in an apartment with three other people will it protect me from the disease? Worried.

I received the menigitis vaccine for school since i'll be living in an apartment with three other people will it protect me from the disease? Worried.

Meningococcal vaccin: It will probably provide protection against types a ; c but not against type b or the more uncommon types capable of producing human disease. This is an uncommon cause of disease in the usa at this time and would worry more about inflluenza and stds than about meningitis due to neisseria meningitidis. ...Read more

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I have chicken pox &i have had a vaccine and it's a very mild case, how long should I stay out of school?

I have chicken pox &i have had a vaccine and it's a very mild case, how long should I stay out of school?

Until no new sores.: Chicken pox, which you can still get mildly even if you've been vaccinated, is contagious until all the sores are crusted over and there are no new ones. If you see any new sores at all, it's still contagious and other people are at risk. ...Read more

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I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

Infection: Your chances of acquiring infection are no different because of the weather. Hand washing is good, but can be overdone. Sounds as if you may be having a mild anxiety disorder. Meningitis in the usa is now a rare condition. Relax and enjoy the new school. Hope you do well and have a 4.0 gpa. ...Read more

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I have never had the flu vaccine ever in life, I now have to have it for nursing school, will I get sick since this will be mu fist dose of the shot?

I have never had the flu vaccine ever in life, I now have to have it for nursing school, will I get sick since this will be mu fist dose of the shot?

Hard to know: In my personal experience with giving flu shots to many people, some who have had them always and some who get the first one. You might experience a slight fever and achiness with the first shot, but if you get them every year the you don't notice anything. Consider this if you do get a little bit sick, it will not be anything like what you would feel if you get the actual flu. ...Read more

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I need a meningitis shot for college, but my shot records states that I have a meningococcal vaccine. I did a little research when i sent my shot records off and the school stated they were still missing my meningitis shot. Would the "meningococcal vaccin

Need 2 shots: You need a second shot (booster) to the Meningococcal vaccine at 16-17 years, unless you were 16 or older when you got the first dose. If you are 18 or older, then you are too old for the booster. There are some colleges having outbreaks of meningitis, but they are usually providing a different Meningococcal vaccine than the one you would have had. ...Read more

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Should the varicella vaccine be given if the child has had chickenpox and shingles? My son is 17 yrs. Old now. When he was 3 or 4 yrs. Old he had the chickenpox and shortly after acquired shingles. His immunizations records have been lost and his school w

Should the varicella vaccine be given if the child has had chickenpox and shingles? My son is 17 yrs. Old now. When he was 3 or 4 yrs. Old he had the chickenpox and shortly after acquired shingles. His immunizations records have been lost and his school w

Generally, : Generally, if a child has already had the chicken pox, then he does not need the varicella vaccine. Usually, having the disease once is sufficient for immunity against future infections. However, the school may be suggesting vaccination after lost records because it won't hurt him to receive an extra vaccination. The center for disease control recommends that if the immunization status of a child is unknown, the safest thing is to vaccinate them since extra vaccinations will not cause any harm. There is a blood test available that can check whether he has immunity from his previous infections which is another option to consider. Many health providers, however, will opt to vaccinate since giving the vaccine will not hurt and is cheaper than the blood test. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read more

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For what medical reasons do similar eur. & n. Amer. Countries have different child vaccine requirements?

For what medical reasons do similar eur. & n. Amer. Countries have different child vaccine requirements?

Which differences: Unaware of the differences. If you could point these out will be glad to comment. All too often, however, decisions of this nature are made based upon societal demands rather than logical medical rationale. ...Read more

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What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

Many adult vaccines: Hepb vacc for adults who may come in contact with blood or injection needles, or have others risks. Hepa vacc for adults who travel abroad, or have other risks. Hpv vacc for adults who are young women, or have other risks. Tdap vacc for adults who have contact with children, or are due for a tetanus booster. Annual flu vacc is recommended. Other vaccines include shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, etc.. ...Read more

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If I failed nursing school once, then passed nursing school, then completed med school requirements with a 3.8 gpa, could I still pursue med school?

Med school: Yes i'm pretty sure you can apply to med school with any major - even basket-weaving as long as requirements met and mcat taken. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does a person living in the uk need immunizations to come to usa? Where can you check vaccine requirements?

Does a person living in the uk need immunizations to come to usa? Where can you check vaccine requirements?

CDC Website: If the person in the UK is up to date on their immunizations, they should not need anything additional to come to the US. A great resource for country-by-country vaccine requirements/suggestions is www.cdc.gov. ...Read more

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I got wounded and had tested for CBC for my school requirement. Unfortunately my neutrophil count was 80 percent. Was the wound responsible for it?

I got wounded and had tested for CBC for my school requirement. Unfortunately my neutrophil count was 80 percent. Was the wound responsible for it?

Stress effect, man!: If you just get all excited about something, it can pop your neutrophils up. That's actually a good thing. Stop worrying, treat your wound appropriately, and be thankful for good health. If you're really scientifically-minded, try it again right after 30 minutes in a cold shower. I bet you can get it even higher. Best wishes. ...Read more