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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
Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?
Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?
Smoking & vaccines: It is best if you don't smoke at all, you how bad that is for your health, there is no studies about relationships of smoking & any vaccines, I would prefer if you avoid smoking for a day or 2 since we have no information. May be you can search the internet. Good luck ...Read more
My 17 year old daughter had a Hepatitis vaccination one week ago, how long must she wait to have her Meningitis vaccination?
No need: to wait. She can have it at anytime. ...Read more
Many places: Almost any health care provider should be able to administer this vaccine, and a quick search of drug store chains shows that many of them also provide the vaccine. However, the cdc does not currently recommend all adults get this vaccine (only certain at-risk groups). See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.Htm for more info. ...Read more
Is it worth getting a meningitis vaccination? Also, is it a live or dead/inactivated vaccine? Just worried if it has more side effects than others.
Depends on exposure: The current meningitis vaccines are inactivated, so can't cause infection. Highest risk for meningitis are young adults who smoke and live in group settings like dorms or military, and also frequent bars. Also, health care workers. Foreign travel. Side effects and risk is low considering that n meningitis has such a high mortality. ...Read more
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