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My dog bit me by accident. She had vaccine 3 months ago. I completed series of antirabies last year. Should I worry? Should I get a shot again? Help
Dog bite: If your go has had all of her rabies vaccination and you had rabies vaccinations then there is very little worry about rabies. Of course, any bite can become infected so wash it with soap and water and monitor for signs of infection such as redness, pus, or increased pain or warmth. ...Read more
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
I didn' complete the series of antirabies vaccine but got booster shoots the ff month? That was 2yrs ago. I got cat scratch feb2015. Am I protected?
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. Rabies virus is not typically spread via scratch ...Read more
Post exposure antirabies vaccine dec 2012 but didn't complete it. I got booster shots Jan2013 bec got bite again. Today I was scratched am I protected?
No: The tiny amount of additives in vaccines allow them to be created/stored/shipped and stocked in their final clinic with enough shelf life that they can remain strong until given. Like an banana, vaccines are a biological product that will go bad over time from natural breakdown. The stabilizers in these vaccines have been tested & used for decades & found harmless to humans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some of the desease s in the past were so severe it gave a lot of mortality and morbidity
polio gave paralysis
tetanus and pertusiss gave issues with bad and prolonged illnesses
vaccines succeeded in preventing thenso you don't see these deseases.
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Depends on the vaccn: Some vaccines are made from the original germ, weakened to the point it does not cause disease but by still with the germs body. Injecting it triggers the immune system to make blocking antibodies. The measles vaccine is an example. Some are made by building synthetic replicas of the germ body (hib)which the body will develop antibodies to if injected. All is done in specialty labs with tight contro. ...Read more
Confusing question: Which deadly or disabling diseases are you willing to risk. The recommended set are what are available that are proven to work with minimal if any risk. The youngest infants are often at the greatest risk from these diseases. They are not offered until the kid is old enough to benefit from them. You can find info at healthy children.org or the CDC site. ...Read more
Polio vaccines: Both stop polio. Salk vaccine is made of killed virus. No one can get sick from it but it does not confer immunity to the gut. It is given by injection. Sabin is a live vaccine. There is a one in a million chance of getting polio from the vaccine. No needle, just swallow. Those around you are will be infected by the virus and also get protected. The gut protected. Better but rare complication ...Read more
Absolutely: Just look at the history of the diseases being vaccinated for and you will see how deadly they can be. We sometimes underestimate importance of vaccines because (thanks to them!) we no longer have to live with the diseases they prevent. But they can and will come back if we stop vaccinating. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Most vaccines given In USA are safe but can have some mild side effects and rarely serious
Serious side effects are so rare and it is difficult to say if these reported serious side effects are random or due to Vaccine. But reported with some vaccines ...Read more
Vaccine questions: An MPT vaccine is an experimental DNA vaccine for tuberculosis. I'm not sure 'where' you might have come across this -but it is NOT a vaccine in general use...not yet. There are other vaccines with different acronyms, such at DTP so it's worth talking to your doctor about it. When you think about it, getting a shot is so much better than getting a disease, if you are at risk! Hope this helps. ...Read more