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Speeda Antirabies Vaccine
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
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
How many days after anti rabies vaccine revaccination required? after received post exposure schedule?
Recently: it should be three weeks later for a booster dose,then annual doses may be required , the old regiment used to be 21 consecutive doses daily , but that was changed. ...Read more
Taken full course of anti rabies vaccine last month again exposure and received 4 doses of anti rabies vaccine exposure again then am i safe rabies?
Depends: on whether you received rabies immune globulin or the vaccine or both, which I assume was the case. Immune globulin offers temporary protection after exposure. The vaccine induces your own antibody production. Once you have received the vaccine, you will no longer be given the immune globulin after exposure but will be given the vaccine after exposure. In other words, each exposure requires vaccine administration but only the first requires immune globulin.http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/medical_care/ ...Read more
How many hours anti rabies vaccine create protection period after taken shots of vaccine? if exposure again
Days: if all vaccines were taken you mY have been producing antibodies on your own against it. but remember rabies is produced by a virus and no vaccine is 100% effective at the most MSY get to 70-90% . There are some people that may need re vaccination to produce antibodies . Good Luck. ...Read more
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
4th dose of anti rabies vaccine received 2 hours later again exposure can 4th dose of rabies vaccine effective or vaccine another shot next day? again
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
Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?
Overall picture best: While there is discussion in the vegan community about vaccines containing animal products, most people agree that there are some situations where there is no "vegan" alternative, and it is OK to do the "non-vegan" thing. This is one of them. The benefit of vaccines is proven. They are worth it. ...Read more
Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines again? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Yes: Its better to be vaccinated then to be unprotected. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
Do inactivated rabies vaccines elicit cell mediated immunity(t-cells) aside from just antibody production?
Activated rabies vac: Yes. They activate dendritic cells and presumptively enhance immune function in that fashion. J virol 2011 feb; 85(4) :1634-44. ...Read more
Not common: Not common but possible with any vaccine. After any vaccine the person/ child can feel drowsy and dizzy and if it happens soon after injection the person shd lie down right away or take the injection lying down. This prevents the blood to drain into the lower extremities by gravity and prevents the brain from being denied oxygen. A common enough cause of 'syncope' after any injection. ...Read more