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Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?

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

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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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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

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

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

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What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

The present vaccines: The existing pneumoccal vaccines are developed by including material that replicates the coating or polysaccharide capsule that varies with each strain.When antibodies develop to the capsule, the pneumoccus can be attacked and neutralized.Some strains have no capsule and cannot be neutralized by the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is the td/ipv vaccine vegetarian compliant?

Is the td/ipv vaccine vegetarian compliant?

Td, IPV vaccines: There is a dtap/ipv combined vaccine but not td/ipv. The components of the dtap vaccine are derived from killed diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria and ipv, from killed polio virus. All are "vegetarian-compliant". ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate Vaccine: It is considered that conjugate vaccine provides better long term protection as compared to Polysachride Vaccine due to the mechanism by which antibody response occurs. Plysacchride Vaccine does not provide same level of Herd Immunityas is provided by Conjugate Vaccine ...Read more

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Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?

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Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?

Yes: As long as the person who was the source of exposure tests negative for hepatitis surface antigen, Hepatitis B Vaccine alone (either Recombivax or engerix) should be ok. ...Read more

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Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more

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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Confusing question: You can take a hep b vaccine under most any circumstances. I would not take it within 4-6 weeks of taking a significant amount of Prednisone or similar drug, as it would weaken or impair the response.It can be taken with another vaccine or in the same time period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines together on the same day?

Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines together on the same day?

Contraversial: Not clear as to why some children and even adults get a variety of reactions following vaccines. Obviously, there is an increased incidence of autoimmune problems worldwide, but this may or may not reflect increased vaccine use. No evidence that taking all together vrs separately will make any substantial ultimate difference, but personally, I am NOT clear regarding ultimate safety. ...Read more

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How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

How long after receiving adult dose(0.5 ml) MMR vaccine do antibodies form?

2-4 weeks: Generally about 2-4 weeks, with some variability between people. Most people should have evidence of MMR antibodies by one month after vaccination. ...Read more

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What does " meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" mean?

What does " meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" mean?

Germ types: The Meningococcal germs have sub families based on specific differences in their protein makeup. The us licensed vaccines cover strains a, c, y and w-135. There is another strain, b, that is not part of this vaccine because of difficulty making it work.The b strain is recently a problem an europe where a b strain vaccine has recently emerged. ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more

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How effective is tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (td)?

93-99%+: Drug company data submitted for review show the vaccine produces a 4x or better increase in protective response in 93-99% of the study group. Researchers consider the 4x boost evidence of protection. Given the decline of tetanus to 40 or less per year in the US it appears something is going well. ...Read more

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How is the dtap vaccine effective?

How is the dtap vaccine effective?

Dtap vaccine: It is very effective, the immunity lasts for up to 10 years , but now it is recommended to get a booster shot every 5 years instead of 10. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

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 more

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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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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and is caused by consuming ...Read more