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Doctor insights on: School Immunization Requirements

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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