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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Vaccine Preventable Illness (Definition)

for which a vaccine is available and proven to be effective is a vaccine preventable illness. Examples include polio, rubella, varicella, mumps, measles, meningitis, HPV, influenza, pneumonia, and many more. Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical advance in the last century. Diseases such as smallpox and polio ...Read more


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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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If vaccination protects children from diseases, why can an unvaccinated child infect a vaccinated child?

If vaccination protects children from diseases, why can an unvaccinated child infect a vaccinated child?

Vaccines seldom 100%: The protection provided by vaccines can approach 100% in some cases but not all. Infected kids spread their diseases to infants that are too young to be vaccinated, those that have not completed a full vaccine series or those whose immune system fails to have a full benefit from the vaccine.A measles outbreak in houston was traced to air travelers entering from abroad, 1/3 vaccinated, 2/3 not. ...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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Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

YES: Yes, but the peak risk actually starts rising around 13-14 yo and kids should be getting this shot at 11 yo now. Currently the CDC says to get one at 11 yo and another at 16 yo. ...Read more

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Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Childhood hib vaccin: Hib vaccine only protects the child against meningitis caused by hemophilus influenza.The vaccine required for meningitis and required in schools and in colleges is Meningococcal vaccine., which is diffrent than hib vaccine. ...Read more

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Is immunising against tetanus, diphtheria and polio at the age of 14 imporant?

Is immunising against tetanus, diphtheria and polio at the age of 14 imporant?

Yes it is important: Usually these vaccines are given in first and second year and then booster 4to6 years And TDap is given at age of 11 or 12. But if missed at 11or12 then it can be given at 14 years of age ...Read more

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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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Should kids as young be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Should kids as young  be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Not a Pneumonia vac: You may be laboring under the impression that this stops pneumonia. It helps build antibodies to some strains of pneumococcus but there are dozens of different causes of pneumonia this has no effect on.The prevnar vaccine targets more strains kids have a variety of infections from. A few who have a scheduled removal of their spleen would get it as kids. Otherwise its more an adult vaccine. ...Read more

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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

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

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Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

No: The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent "strep pneumoniae" bacterial infections, such as pneumonia caused by that one type of bacteria. The vaccine doesn't prevent viral pneumonia, and doesn't prevent non-pneumococcal bacterial pneumonias. ...Read more

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What age/stage polio vaccination is mandatory?

What age/stage polio vaccination is mandatory?

Polio: Polio is given between between 2-6 months with a booster at 15-18 months. Another booster is given at 4-6 years of age as a cild enters kindergarten.this is a mandatory requirement to start school in many states. A child may be excused from the vaccine on medical or religious grounds ...Read more

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At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

At what age can chidren take the rotavirus vaccination?

Vaccine schedule: in a child with no contraindications to receiving the rotavirus vaccine, the schedule is as follows: minimum age: 6 weeks for both RV1 [Rotarix] and RV5 [RotaTeq]) typically given: dose 1: Two months old Dose 2: 4 months old dose 3* (if needed): 6 months old *Rotarix is a 2-dose series Rotateq is a 3-dose series ...Read more

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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How important is immunizing against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio at the age of 14?

How important is immunizing against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio at the age of 14?

Boosters: The tdap given at 11-15 is for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis). The tetanus & diphtheria help you keep protective antibody levels up so you don't get these devastating infections. The pertussis vaccine helps prevent you from getting a 100 day bronchitis cough or being a carrier & giving it to a baby that could die from it. Polio is generally not given at this age unless missed ...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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What are recommended childhood immunizations?

What are recommended childhood immunizations?

For 12-15 diseases: There are routine vaccinations for children, to protect them from getting about 12-15 bad diseases. A recommended vaccine schedule can be found at the american academy of pediatrics website. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vaccine preventable illness?

What is the definition or description of: Vaccine preventable illness?

Any illness: for which a vaccine is available and proven to be effective is a vaccine preventable illness. Examples include polio, rubella, varicella, mumps, measles, meningitis, HPV, influenza, pneumonia, and many more. Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical advance in the last century. Diseases such as smallpox and polio have been eradicated worldwide. ...Read more

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I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

Even one is too much: Unwarrented vaccine phobia has led ill informed people to put their children's lives at risk and that of their neighbors children at risk. This year is the highest rate of measels in the us in decades due to refuted vaccine misinformation. ...Read more

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How do vaccines prevent disease?

How do vaccines prevent disease?

Immune response: Its more complicated than 400 words can say, but vaccines contain the same antigens or parts of antigens that cause diseases. When they are injected into fatty tissue or muscle, vaccine antigens are not strong enough to produce the symptoms and signs of the disease but are strong enough for the immune system to produce a response. See ttp://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.Htm. ...Read more

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How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

By making Antibodies: When M,MR injected it makes protective IGG Anibodies which are protctive against these diseases When and if you get exposed to these disease viruses the antibodies are responsible for protecting you ...Read more

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Can you have a vaccine to prevent mitochondrial disease?

Can you have a vaccine to prevent mitochondrial disease?

No: There are no vaccines that actually prevent mitochondrial disease, but the vaccines can prevent infections that can trigger serious flareups of mitochondrial disease. ...Read more

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Hey there I have a question, what does the HIV vaccine do like does it prevent the disease or something like what's the purpose?

Hey there I have a question, what does the HIV vaccine do like does it prevent the disease or something like what's the purpose?

No current vaccine: There is no current vaccine for HIV. Vaccines work to prevent a disease by stimulating an immune response to components of a disease causing virus or bacteria. Vaccination then uses the body's response to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

Rabies prevention: For a 'real' exposure, immediate protection is usually given in the form of rabies immune globulin. I wonder if you were given that? The rabies vaccine series takes 14 days to administer the 4 shots (5 if the body is weak). After the first shot, you body will start its 'homework' but it's going to be at least 10 days after that before you're immune system is fully operational vs. rabies. ...Read more

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Is allergy vaccine for child aged 14 safe to prevent him from asthma in future?

Is allergy vaccine for child aged 14 safe to prevent him from asthma in future?

Confusing question: I know of no allergy vaccination that can or will prevent asthma in anyone at any age. There are allergy shots that can reduce a persons allergic responses if taken over several years, but not all seem to benefit from them. Allergy by itself has been cited as a triggering factor in only 5-10% of asthma sufferers. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more

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Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Cleanliness: good hand washing,do not eat outside food and water unless it is from a very reliable source.There is a typhoid vaccine but it only gives immunity for a few months and had to be taken frequently. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Vaccinations: Vaccinations prevent disease from occurring. They do not cure a disease once it has occurred. ...Read more

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What diseases are preventable with a vaccine?

ManyInfectiousDiseas: Vaccines are responsible for preventing many many infectious diseases including following and not limited to this list Small Pox,Polio,Diptheria,Tetanus,WhoopingCough,Influenza,Hep A&B,Mumps,Measles,Rubella,Varicella,Shingles,Meningiti,Pnumococcal,HPV,HIB.Rota Virus, And few rare conditions like Rabies,ellow Fever etc ...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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Besides a vaccine, how else can I prevent diphtheria?

Besides a vaccine, how else can I prevent diphtheria?

No Way: Other than somehow avoiding exposure and/or "luck", the vaccine, which has been proven very, very, very safe, is the only way.Be smart and immunize. ...Read more

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I know there are no vaccines to prevent trypanosomiasis, any other suggestions?

I know there are no vaccines to prevent trypanosomiasis, any other suggestions?

Avoid tsetse flies!: Bed nets. Insecticides and clearing shrubbery helps in disturbing the breeding of these flies. Improving housing, sanitation and clearing the undergrowth has helped cut the numbers of flies. This has also resulted in a reduction in the rate of infection. Avoid driving an open vehicle. Stay away from shrubs/bushes. Timely and regular screening of blood. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine to prevent shingles?

Is there a vaccine to prevent shingles?

Yes, Zostavax: Zostavax is a vaccine to prevent shingles in adults. Some age limitations apply. The vaccine is helpful but not completely protective, so some people still get shingles even though they were vaccinated. Shingles can cause permanent pain in the affected skin area. ...Read more

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What vaccine is given to prevent cholera?

What vaccine is given to prevent cholera?

Cholera vaccine: There are two different oral cholera vaccines available. One vaccine dukoral is licensed in multiple countries and has qualifications through the world health organization. You need two doses of the vaccine for protection. Receiving the vaccine does not replace standard precautions in countries where cholera is endemic. The vaccine provides incomplete protection for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Yes - Vaxchora: was approved in 2016. “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the vaccine for adults 18 – 64 years old who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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