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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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Swelling after vaccination in children ?

Swelling after vaccination in children ?

Cool compresses: This can occasionally happen. Apply cool compresses for 20 minutes to the swollen area the swelling should subside in a couple of days. No harm done. ...Read more

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Which type of shots and vaccinations do I need for college?

Which type of shots and vaccinations do I need for college?

Talk to MD: This varies by which state that you are going to. Usually it includes some or all of the following.: measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis and polio. The cd web site has great resources to check this, but you pediatrician, being the one giving the shots, will be an excellent one to ask. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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Do vaccinations have a big roll in so many children having autism?

Do vaccinations have a big roll in so many children having autism?

False associations : Over more than 30 yrs, the vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy and now autism. Each time science has proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered autism cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect, future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read more

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Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Thimerosal: Thimerosal is not used as a preservative anymore in any of the child vaccines available today. One vaccine that still has it the flu vaccine given to adults. ...Read more

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At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

Vaccine schedule: in a child with no contraindications to receiving the rotavirus vaccine, the schedule is as follows: minimum age: 6 weeks for both RV1 [Rotarix] and RV5 [RotaTeq]) typically given: dose 1: Two months old Dose 2: 4 months old dose 3* (if needed): 6 months old *Rotarix is a 2-dose series Rotateq is a 3-dose series ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-vaccination detox for children?

Can you tell me about post-vaccination detox for children?

No such thing: there is no such thing - do not waste time and money and effort on useless non-scientific fads ...Read more

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Can there be some vaccination to protect our childern from meningitis.?

Can there be some vaccination to protect our childern from meningitis.?

Several available: The hib vaccine has been widely used since the 90's to prevent hemophyllis meningitis.The pneumococcal vaccine has been in wide use since 2000 and the Meningococcal since 2005. These aid in preventing some forms of meningitis, but there are others and vaccination does not provide 100% protection against them all. ...Read more