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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Are vaccinations mandatory?

Are vaccinations mandatory?

Yes and No: Yes, all states have some form of requirement for vaccines for a child to participate in public schools. Some vaccines are required under those rules and others are only recommended. There are still options for parents to participate in public schools without vaccinating given that they have an approved excuse, such as a religious exemption. Some jobs also require vaccination updates. Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Overview)

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 be used for therapy.


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Are vaccinations effective?

Are vaccinations effective?

Yes: All the routine vaccinations approved in the U.S. For use in children and adults are effective in preventing diseases. However, vaccines are not 100% effective, so booster shots are sometimes needed, and some people who are vaccinated can still catch the disease (although such cases are often much milder than if the person had never gotten vaccinated). Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Many vaccinations are less expensive or are completely free at you county health department. ...See more

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How do you give vaccinations?

How do you give vaccinations?

Several ways: Routine vaccinations are given as shots, nasal sprays, or orally (capsules or liquids). Read more

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How can I help after vaccinations?

How can I help after vaccinations?

What is your questio: Your question is not understood How can you help who? After vaccination on who? Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations are available at the county health department. ...See more

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How much time do vaccinations last?

How much time do vaccinations last?

Variable: Some vaccines, usually the virus related like MMR can confer lifetime immunity to some if given after a year of age. Most (>95%) will get this with 2 doses at least a month apart (most get it at 1 & 4-5), Bacterial vaccines like that for pertussis, or bacterial meningitis confer protection for a limited number of years and need boosters to remain helpful. Read more

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Are there advantages to vaccinations?

Are there advantages to vaccinations?

Um, not dying: Of course! Vaccines help prevent getting infected will illness that can serious harm you or kill you. Think of it this way... A child born in 2011 has a risk of death by age 5 is one in several thousand. A child born in 1911 had a risk of death by 5 of 1 in 5! yes 20% chance. Much of that difference is due to decrease in vaccine preventable diseases. Read more

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Vaccinations do not cause autism. ...See more

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What vaccinations do 1-year-olds get?

What vaccinations do 1-year-olds get?

1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose Varicella - first dose Hepatitis A - first dose Pneumococcal (PCV13) - 4th dose Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3rd or 4th dose Annual flu shot Ranges are given by the AAP for these vaccines to be given between 12-18mo of age. Read more

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Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Deadly choice: Vaccines prevent illness & death. In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants & children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids <6mo. Deaths attributed to dapt in the same period =0. Read more

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Vaccinations do not cause autism! Allergic reactions can occur, but no chronic disease is linked! ...See more

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Where can I get low-cost vaccinations?

Where can I get low-cost vaccinations?

Several places: Several places offer low-cost vaccinations for children. These include health departments, some doctor's offices, even some schools. You can research some options by calling your local health department or visiting the vaccines for children website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/. Read more

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What vaccinations should my2yr old get?

What vaccinations should my2yr old get?

Depends on history.: It depends on what vaccines your child has already had, and when they were given. If you check with your child's doctor's office, the staff can tell you what vaccines your child is due for. Certainly, if a flu vaccine hasn't been given this flu season, definitely get one for your child asap! Read more

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Keep excellent records of all vaccinations in a secure and accessible file. ...See more

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Do you need any vaccinations for rhodes?

Do you need any vaccinations for rhodes?

I actually could not: Find a specific listing for the Dodecanese islands. I would encourage you to consult with a travel medicine specialist. Read more

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What vaccinations do one-year-olds need?

What vaccinations do one-year-olds need?

1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose Varicella - first dose Hepatitis A - first dose Pneumococcal (PCV13) - 4th dose Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3rd or 4th dose Annual flu shot Ranges are given by the AAP for these vaccines to be given between 12-18mo by the AAP. Read more

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Get your children their routine vaccinations. The vaccinations save lives. ...See more

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What vaccinations are given up to age 2?

Vaccines, general: By age 2 years most children should have 3 IPV, 4 DTap, 4 HiB, 3 Rotateq, 4 Prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 MMR, 1 Varicella and 3 Influenza vaccines. Hepatitis A is an optional 2 dose series which can be started as early as 1 year of age. Read more

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Do you need vaccinations for going china?

Do you need vaccinations for going china?

Check CDC website.: Check the cdc website at: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/ this is the best single source information site for the latest vaccine requirements and health recommendations for world wide travellers. Be forewarned if multiple vaccines are required then scheduled vaccines over several weeks may be required. Seems as if you are already planning thoughtfully ahead though. Enjoy your trip! Read more