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What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Injury or death: The primary answer is that vaccines build up babies immunity to diseases. The list of available vaccines has more than tripled over the last 30 years as research has provided us with better vaccines against diseases. Many graveyards of the 1700-1950's are littered with little headstones of kids we lost. Unvaccinated kids still die in the us every year as a sad commentary about parents choices. ...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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What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Vaccinesjustthefacts: Hepatitis B. HIB - prevents H. Influenza (epiglotitis prevention). DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus. IPV - Polio. Rotavirus (diarrheal illness). PCV - pneumococcus. MMRV - Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox). Hepatitis A. Seasonal Flu are the various vaccines recommended from infancy to preschool aged kids. For a schedule checkout CDC. Gov ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Can you tell me what do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Many diseases: The current ones are: hepatitis b, hepatitis a, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, rotavirus, haemophilus influenza type b, pneumococcal diseases, measles, mumps, german measles, chicken pox, menigococcus and influenza. There also is an antibody for RSV for some babies. ...Read more

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Why would the MMR vaccine be given to babies and not adults?

Why would the MMR vaccine be given to babies and not adults?

But it is!!: Mmr if given in infancy and childhood will generally give a person lifelong immunity. In some cases, it does not and the vaccine can be repeated in adulthood. The original MMR was given once around 12-15 months for about 23 years when they realized a few were not protected by college age. After about 1990 we began giving a booster & that seemed to fix the issue. ...Read more

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What's the first vaccine given to a baby and when should they take it?

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What's the first vaccine given to a baby and when should they take it?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b vaccine is usually administered to newborn baby within 24 hours from birth. ...Read more

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Can the dpat vaccine be given as 3 separate injections for babies?

Can the dpat vaccine be given as 3 separate injections for babies?

Why ever?: There has been years of research done to combine these into one safe and effective vaccine and cut the discomfort involved with separate vaccines. They are not available separately. I view those who try to string out the shots based on the musings of a playboy bunny or well meaning docs as misguided. No baby should undergo extra pain over a myth. ...Read more

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I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

Yes: As we all emphasize, the only truly eradicated vaccine preventable disease appears to be smallpox. Although some are rare, there are pockets of disease thruout the world. All it takes is one infected traveler interacting with a susceptible population to trigger a serious outbreak. ...Read more

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What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

Confusing question: There are more than one triple antigen product. The dtap is one, providing protection from the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis germs. The MMR is another, protecting against german measles, measles and mumps. ...Read more

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Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Interesting question: The number of deaths among unimmunized infants from pertussis has climbed from zero in the 1990's, to more than 30 last year. The deaths from millions of doses of the vaccine in the same period= zero. The pattern is similar for other vaccines, with less fatalities from those diseases. The risk benefit ratio shows vaccines to be the better choice, however, you will never convince some of that fact. ...Read more

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Why are so many vaccines recommended for babies?

Why are so many vaccines recommended for babies?

Diseases: Vaccinations for your baby are generally recommended to help prevent serious and deadly illnesses/diseases. The success of immunizations cannot be exaggerated enough--they are safe and the researchers who tried to suggest otherwise have been proven and admitted to being fraudulent. ...Read more

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Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant vaccines?

Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant vaccines?

Its not: Vaccines have been so successful that your grandparents were the last generation suffering from many of the diseases they prevent. Since they survived & never faced the epidemics with their own kids, they are easy prey for the playboy playmates& fraud based research that call them into question. Vaccine haters have caused preventable death rates to climb in the us, skip & your kid may be next. ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: Vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously).
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis)
PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate
Polio
Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b
Rotavirus
+/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: Vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously).
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis)
PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate
Polio
Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b
Rotavirus
+/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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If my babies have had their first set of vaccines, can they be around babies who have not?

If my babies have had their first set of vaccines, can they be around babies who have not?

YES: Vaccine status of baby would not put vaccinated or unvaccinated baby at risk. Unvaccinated individuals technically put anyone they are around at increased risk, thus school vaccine requirements. Risk to vaccinated child during infant yrs is very low. ...Read more

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Meningococcal vaccine-- wondering if it's contagious to babies?

Meningococcal vaccine-- wondering if it's contagious to babies?

No: The meningicoccal vaccine is an attenuated (not live) vaccine and cannot be spread to others. ...Read more

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

Possibly exaggerated: Reaction such as fever and fussiness. Infants are to receive split virion vaccine compared whole virion vaccine for adults. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the dpat vaccine be separated into 3 vaccines for babies?

Is it possible that the dpat vaccine be separated into 3 vaccines for babies?

Why ever?: There has been years of research done to combine these into one safe and effective vaccine and cut the discomfort involved with separate vaccines. They are not available separately. I view those who try to string out the shots based on the musings of a playboy bunny or well meaning docs as misguided. No baby should undergo extra pain over a myth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the usa, which infant and childhood vaccines contain thimerosal (mercury)?

Can you tell me in the usa, which infant and childhood vaccines contain thimerosal (mercury)?

No routine vaccine: None of the licensed pediatric vaccines contain thimerosal except for multidose influenza vaccine - the single dose forms of influenza are thimerosal free. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'ssuddenly dangerous to give an infant cold medicine, yet safe to pump them full of vaccines?

Can you please tell me why it'ssuddenly dangerous to give an infant cold medicine, yet safe to pump them full of vaccines?

Very different: Vaccines allow the immune system to build up a natural protection against certain infections to avoid getting sick in the first place. Benefits:great. Risks: small. Because of routine vaccinations, it is uncommon to hear of a child dying of childhood illnesses; a few generations back, it was all too common. Cold medicines only treat symptoms and can have side effects. Risks can outweigh benefits. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Local reactions...: Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with dtap can last 7 days. This is ok. If redness starts to spread, is large (>1 in), or begins >48 hours after shot, call doc.

For more info see:
http://www. Seattlechildrens. Org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/immunization-reactions/. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b vaccine available for babies in a californian hospital?

Is hepatitis b vaccine available for babies in a californian hospital?

Hep B vaccine: Absolutely available in virtually every hospital in the usa. ...Read more

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At what age do babies/children get the meningococcal vaccine?

At what age do babies/children get the meningococcal vaccine?

At 11-12 and boost16: Children are recommended to have ist dose at 11to12 years and booster dose at 16 ...Read more

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Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Just say no: The shingles vaccine uses a live virus, so it can shed, causing them to possibly get chickenpox from you.

Merck says at http://www. Merck. Com/product/usa/pi_circ… "transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between vacinees and susceptible contacts"

babies are just developing their immunity, so they may be at more risk. The disease is usually better tolerated in kids though. ...Read more

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Can vaccines cause babies to have digestive issues like spit up the day after being administered?

See below.: No, vaccines generally would not cause this. What vaccine (s) did the baby you are talking about have? I would recommend that you contact your baby's doctor and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a meningococcal vaccine yesterday and am wondering if it's contagious to babies?

What to do if I got a meningococcal vaccine yesterday and am wondering if it's contagious to babies?

No Need to worry: The Meningococcal vaccines are made up of lab synthesized material that can trick the immune system into making antibodies. It is not living and nothing in the vaccine would make you contagious to others. The Meningococcal germ itself can rarely infect babies & there are vaccines that provide some protection from some strains in infants. The benefit to infants is not as strong as for adults. ...Read more

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My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it? He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting

My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it? He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting

Treatment varies: There are no cold and cough treatments for infants. All of the over the counter medications have no effect and can be harmful to your baby. First have your baby examined at his Doctor to make sure that he does not have any signs of infection. If symptoms are viral then normal saline for the nose and humidified air can be helpful. If you are breastfeeding that is the best medicine. ...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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