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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

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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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?

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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I am an adult who has never had chickenpox. Is there a vaccine i can get? My neighbor's children recently came down with chickenpox. I'm afraid i might catch it as an adult. What can I do to prevent infection? .

I am an adult who has never had chickenpox. Is there a vaccine i can get? My neighbor's children recently came down with chickenpox. I'm afraid i might catch it as an adult. What can I do to prevent infection?

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The : The following information is taken from the us cdc:

varicella (chickenpox) is a highly contagious disease that is very uncomfortable and sometimes serious. The chickenpox vaccine is the best protection against chickenpox. The vaccine is made from weakened varicella virus that produces an immune response in your body that protects you against chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine was licensed for use in the United States in 1995. Since then, the vaccine has become widely used. Thanks to the chickenpox vaccine, the number of people who get chickenpox each year as well as hospitalizations and deaths from chickenpox have gone down dramatically in the United States.

Persons aged >13 years

persons aged >13 years without evidence of varicella immunity should receive two 0.5-ml doses of single-antigen varicella vaccine administered subcutaneously, 4--8 weeks apart. If >8 weeks elapse after the first dose, the second dose may be administered without restarting the schedule. Only single-antigen varicella vaccine may be used for vaccination of persons in this age group. Mmrv is not licensed for use among persons aged >13 years.

School-aged children, college students, and students in other postsecondary educational institutions

all students should be assessed for varicella immunity, and those without evidence of immunity should routinely receive 2 doses of single-antigen varicella vaccine 4--8 weeks apart. The risk for transmission of varicella among school-aged children, college students, and students in other postsecondary educational institutions can be high because of high contact rates.

Other adults

all healthy adults should be assessed for varicella immunity, and those who do not have evidence of immunity should receive 2 doses of single-antigen varicella vaccine 4--8 weeks apart. Adults who might be at increased risk for exposure or transmission and who do not have evidence of immunity should receive special consideration for vaccination, including 1) hcp, 2) household contacts of immunocompromised persons, 3) persons who live or work in environments in which transmission of VZV is likely (e.g., teachers, day-care employees, residents and staff in institutional settings), 4) persons who live or work in environments in which transmission has been reported (e.g., college students, inmates and staff members of correctional institutions, and military personnel), 5) nonpregnant women of childbearing age, 6) adolescents and adults living in households with children, and 7) international travelers. ...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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Does pneumococcal vaccine prevent ear and sinus infection in healhty adults (e.G., no underlying chronic disease)?

Does pneumococcal vaccine prevent ear and sinus infection in healhty adults (e.G., no underlying chronic disease)?

PCV can help prevent: As pneumococcus is a major cause of middle ear and sinus disease, a polyvalent pneumococcal immunization can be of benefit. ...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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What vaccine should someone get to prevent rabies?

What vaccine should someone get to prevent rabies?

HDCV: Rabies vaccine is called Human diploid cell vaccine, typically given post exposure 4 doses, and pre exposure high risk people is a 3 dose series ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a vaccine to prevent shingles?

Please let me know if there is a vaccine to prevent shingles?

Yes: A vaccine similar to that given to protect kids from chickenpox has been developed to prevent shingles. It has about 50x the strength of the childhood vaccine to accomplish that task. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vaccine should one get to prevent rabies?

Please tell me what vaccine should one get to prevent rabies?

Rabies: There are no vaccines given to prevent rabies, however, if you have been exposed to rabies by the bite of a rabid animal or one that is known to carry rabies (bats, squirrels, etc) you should seek medical attention as soon as possible to start what we call postexposure prophylaxis. This is a vaccine that is given after the exposure not before. ...Read more

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Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Time,money,difficult: There are ongoing efforts to develop more vaccines but the process takes time, researchers with training & interest & lots of money. Once a potential vaccine has been developed, it takes years of testing to get to the point that testing on humans is permitted. Then it takes time to collect effectiveness & safety data to get it approved by the fda. The process is long but one that assures safety. ...Read more

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Does the chickenbox vaccine last all your life? Can it prevent shingles?

Does the chickenbox vaccine last all your life? Can it prevent shingles?

Maybe,maybe not : A single dose of the vaccine confers lifelong immunity in ~ 85% of people while 2 doses at least a month apart brings it up to ~98%.Shingles is a reactivation of wild or vaccine virus that occurs if the persons immune system fails to keep it contained. A shingles vaccine, similar to the varicella shot (only many X stronger) is used to awaken the immune system and keep the virus under house arrest. ...Read more

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How many rotavirus vaccines are needed to prevent it in a 6 month old? Can 1 dose prevent it?

How many rotavirus vaccines are needed to prevent it in a 6 month old? Can 1 dose prevent it?

2 or 3 doses: The rotavirus vaccine, depending on which one is given to your baby, should be given 2 or 3 times, not just once. Rotateq is a given at 2,4, and 6 months. Rotarix is given at 2 and 4 months only. If your baby is already 6 months old and has never had a rotavirus vaccine, it is not recommended to start the series at all. ...Read more

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What vaccines will help prevent sepsis?

What vaccines will help prevent sepsis?

Several...: Pneumococcal vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, haemophilus influenzae vaccine. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis?

Is there a vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis?

Yes: There are several vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, including pneumoccal bacteria vaccine, meningcoccal vaccine, and h influenza are examples of vaccines that have been shown to reduce the likelyhood of acquiring mbacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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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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Is there a good way to prevent pertusiss without a vaccine?

Is there a good way to prevent pertusiss without a vaccine?

Pertussis prevention: Without vaccination, the only prevention you can do is to stay away any adult any unvaccinated child who has a cough or by wearing a mask around them. ...Read more

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


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