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Vaccination Chart For New Born
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
Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?
See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can we mix two vaccine for vaccination to gain same affect ? (vaccinations are hepatitis b and rotavirus , 3 months old baby)
Immunizations: Vaccination starts at birth- hepa-b in nursery. Then 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months etc. Now it is easier bc there are combination vaccines, e.G pentacel- 5 different types in one shot (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, h. Influenza-b and polio); mmrv-4 together(measles, mumps, rubella and varicella at 1 year), rota vaccine is given by mouth. Combination vaccines has similar effect as given separate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most should get this: Tdap is recommend for adults of any age who will be in contact with babies and children-particularly babies younger than 12 months. Additionally, pregnant women and adults who may be exposed to pertussis through their occupation (helathcare etc) should get protected. People who have sensitivities to components of the vaccine should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He should be immune: The answer depends on whether or not mom's antibodies got into the newborn before birth. If mom got shingles, that means she had chicken pox in the past, so mom does have antibodies. If baby is term and healthy, he received mom's antibodies and should not be vulnerable to the virus for at least 2 months. After 2-3 months of age, his "maternal" antibodies start fading away, and he is vulnerable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?
Incomplete series: There is likelyhood that the degree of protection afforded by the vaccine will fade sooner. The 3rd could be completed even when delayed over a year. ...Read more
The ideal...: ....Position for breast feeding is which ever position works best for you and your baby, so long as you are both comfortable and he is nursing well. The best position for bottle feeding is sitting partly upright in your lap. Never feeding him lying flat on his back, and never prop the bottle up on anything to hold it for him. ...Read more
Chickenpox vaccine: It used to be one vaccine, but now they added a second one. It would be a good idea to ask the doctor to do whats called a titer, all they need to do is get a small tube of blood from you from the lab and that is to see if your body has made it's own antibodies so that you will not get the chicken pox. If your counts come back low, then you will need a second vaccine to be fully immunized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: For someone who has had all recommended childhood vaccines the following are recommended for adults: dt (diphtheria tetanus) every 10 years, with 1 dose of dtap (diphtheria tetanus pertussis); hpv (3 shots) for women and men under 26; shingles for adults 60 and older (once); pneumococcal at 65 or older (once); and flu every year. Ask your doctor if you're at risk for other preventable infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC: go to the CDC website for a complete chart. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html ...Read more
Sir once one has completed the immunization series against polio, will the person have lifelong immunity.?
Most will: Issues like immune defects, immune suppression during disease or chemotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation can make someone lose the protection of prior vaccines. For those with a normal immune system, a full polio series is thought to confer lifelong immunity. The oral vaccine (1963) has more supportive data than the current inactivated vaccine (1987) and worldwide surveillance continues. ...Read more
YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more
Should a 16 year old homosexual male get vaccinated for HPV before he becomes sexually active? What about the vaccines for Hepatitis A and B?
No specific age : The product available in the us for pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis is approved for all ages & dosed at the same for all. The vaccine requires 3 doses over a 21-28 day period. Protective titers will last at least 2yrs. The cdc recommends you only start the series if you can complete it .The cdc site for information on this & other travel needs. See: www.Cdc.Gov/travel/page/child-travel.Htm. ...Read more
mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?
Absolutely Not: In fact, current studies demonstrate that not only is there no benefit to delay but the risk of the diseases occurring (pertussis or whooping cough) is statistically higher. Be wise and immunize on time. Remeber these recommendations are based on expert opinions and research. Trust the pediatricians, not the chiropracter or actress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer