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Typhoid Vaccine Oral Vs Injection
Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?
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 got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
Polio vaccines: OPV is more effective at preventing polio as it is a live attenuated virus. That being said , the risk to being administered the OPV is higher as polio is pretty much eradicated from the world, and the only cases of paralytic polio are from the oral vaccine. So, IMHO, the decision to go with the inactivated vaccine is the correct one and OPV is no longer available in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the Hepatitis B vaccine alone (first shot for an unvaccinated person), given 48 hours post-exposure, prevent infection?
Not likely: If you have been definitively exposed to Hep B then will need HBIG/hep B immune globulin as well as the hep B vaccine. The immune globulin will act like a sponge and soak up any hep B virus present currently in your body. The hep B vaccine then stimulates your body to produce antibodies, which will then attach to and disable the viral particles. This process takes 2-4 weeks to make antibodies. ...Read more
Yes: Dilaudid IV more potent ( stronger ), faster effect than Dilaudid po. ...Read more
Would a single cortisone injection in the knee given two weeks prior to receiving post exposure rabies vaccine decrease the efficacy of the vaccine ?
Depends on the area: The oral (live weakened) vaccine is still used in the third world because of ease of use & some beneficial local impact.Infants or adults will pass vaccine virus in their stool for weeks & secondary passage thru poor hygiene boosts immunity in the local contacts. A 1per 2million dose risk of polio from the oral vaccine made it too risky in our population where polio is so rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Protection lasts at least 2 years.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vaccine is given even to newborn babies (in a smaller dose) 3 doses will normally give immunity for life. There is an accelerated dosing given to those traveling into high risk zones--this dosing requires a later fourth dose. Bad disease--get protected! ...Read more
Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” It induces an anticholera immune response. REF: https://www.paxvaxconnect.com/vaxchora?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand It's an oral vaccine approved in 2016 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MMR is given SQ: Mmr should be given sq as that route gives the best antibody response and any deviation from that recommendation can result in inadequate protection. However, response to MMR vaccine probably will not be affected if administered by the im rather than sq route, and, therefore, repeating the dose is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any chance intradermal rabies vaccine injection to spill out after 2 hours injection has been given and the injection was proper?
Vaccine: It may leak immediately after the injection but after two hours it would not. ...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
After the initial 3 injections Hep B vaccine how many
years after is a booster required for travel in a country
where Hep B is prevalant?
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