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What should I do if my child misses on of his vaccines?

What should I do if my child misses on of his vaccines?

Catch Up: Do not delay . The longer you wait , the more risk there is of exposure and serious disease. ...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


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What happens if an extra vaccine is given to a child?

What happens if an extra vaccine is given to a child?

No harm: This would be frustrating as no parent wants to know their child endured more than they needed as an extra jab but, no medical danger or harm occurs.Such immune system challenges have been shown to be of no risk but this does not make it any less distressing emotionally to a parent. Ouch. ...Read more

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Can a child get long-term damage from a faulty vaccine?

Can a child get long-term damage from a faulty vaccine?

Risk vs benefit: No vaccine, and indeed nothing in life, is absolutely safe. The benefits of preventing potentially life threatening diseases such as measles, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio way, way , way outweigh any risk. ...Read more

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I need information in vaccine for kids and why its OK for my child to get it....?

I need information in vaccine for kids and why its OK for my child to get it....?

Immunization : It is important to immunize your child as recommended by AAP at the appropriate age , there are so many available vaccines some come in combinations, they protect your child against deadly or incapacitating diseases, most of these vaccines are manadatory, your child can't enroll in daycare or school without them, some vaccines have side effects, the most common is fever & local reactions. ...Read more

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Which vaccines must be given to a child from birth to 5 years. Kindly specify in order.?

Which vaccines must be given to a child from birth to 5 years. Kindly specify in order.?

Recommended...: None must be given.
They are recommended.....
Hbv#1, 2, 3, rotavirus #1, 2, 3, dtap #1, 2, 3, hib #1, 2, 3, ipv #1, 2, 3, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) #1, 2, 3, MMR 1, 2, varicella 1, 2..Hepatitis a 1, 2

http://www2.Aap.Org/immunization/izschedule.Html has more information. ...Read more

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For what medical reasons do similar eur. & n. Amer. Countries have different child vaccine requirements?

For what medical reasons do similar eur. & n. Amer. Countries have different child vaccine requirements?

Which differences: Unaware of the differences. If you could point these out will be glad to comment. All too often, however, decisions of this nature are made based upon societal demands rather than logical medical rationale. ...Read more

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My fiancé and i are looking to have a child soon in the near future, are there any particular vaccines i need before i conceive?

My fiancé and i are looking to have a child soon in the near future, are there any particular vaccines i need before i conceive?

MMR & varicella: Mmr and varicella (chickenpox) vaccines are a must before conception because these cannot be given during pregnancy, and the diseases caused by these infections can be devastating to the fetus. All other immunizations can be given during pregnancy, although most suggest not doing them during first trimester. Thanks for pre-planning the good health of your pregnancy and baby! ...Read more

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I had hep vaccines as a child, i'm 28 and want to travel more, will I need new shots? Will it last another 20 yrs? Should I get a + b, anything else?

I had hep vaccines as a child, i'm 28 and want to travel more, will I need new shots? Will it last another 20 yrs? Should I get a + b, anything else?

Find new information: If you will go to the current cdc website listings you can review current needs for anywhere in the world.
See:wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/. ...Read more

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What are the current recommendations for the pneumonia vaccine?

What are the current recommendations for the pneumonia vaccine?

Smokers for starters: The latest group of people that have been targeted are smokers, because they catch pneumonias more often. The other large group of patients to receive Pneumovax are those 65 and over. Those younger with diseases such as diabetes, asthma, chronic liver conditions, cardiac disease, and neoplasms, or those without a spleen, need one, as well as a 2nd shot, at least 5 years later, at age 65 plus. ...Read more

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What does it mean that child shows no immunity to vaccines?

Low titers : It means that child has not mounted enough titers or leves of antibodies against the germs that cause the disease that was tested and requires more dosis. ...Read more

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Why does my child need several injections of the same vaccines?

Biological learning: The ability of the body to develop resistance to germs from a vaccine is directly to the maturity of the immune system. In the first months after birth, moms transfered immunity (placental)interferes with babies ability to make antibodies but they are very vulnerable so repeated vaccines are needed. As they get past 5y or so, kids can hold on to the stimulation for many years like an adult. ...Read more

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Why would my child need multiple injections of the same vaccines?

Why would my child need multiple injections of the same vaccines?

Various reasons: -sometimes body must be challenged multiple times to build immunity. 1 dose of vaccine not enough to stimulate long antibody protection
-immune memory fades over time. Boosters remind the immune system to be vigilant about dangerous whooping cough, tetanus, & such infections
-1st dose may not stimulate immune response in some and the 2nd dose catches those “non-responders” example mmr. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a bad reaction to my vaccines when I was child?

What to do if I had a bad reaction to my vaccines when I was child?

Depends on situation: Almost all patients reacted vigorously to the whole cell pertussis vaccine used prior to the mid 90's. That vaccine was replaced by a acellular vaccine. If that was the vaccine, you can get this one without worrying about it.You can review which vaccine you reacted to and review your needs with your doc. Some may still need to be avoided, while many could be OK. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a child to not respond to multiple vaccines?

Is there anything that can cause a child to not respond to multiple vaccines?

Two basic issues: The kid could have an altered immune system with poor response to normal potent vaccines. Or the vaccines themselves could have been mis -handled some where in the pathway from manufacture to injection where the vaccines were rendered ineffective (improper storage, transport, refrigeration, preparation). ...Read more

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My child is behind on several vaccines. Is it ok for him to get 6 at once to catch up?

Yes: The number of vaccines given together do not increase the adverse effects and, in some situations, vaccines may complement each other, giving better immunity. Overall, the amount of immune material in the vaccines is less than your child is exposed to in day at school! it is best to get the vaccines on time, but when necessary, several can be given at once to catch up. ...Read more

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What are the compulsory vaccines to be given to child above 5 years and below 4 years old?

What are the compulsory vaccines to be given to child above 5 years and below 4 years old?

Compulsory vaccines: Compulsory vaccines unfortunately vary from state to state. For instance, meningitis vaccine is still not required here in Illinois. The list is too long for me to go through here. An excellent website is the CDC website. Go to CDC.gov and then click on vaccines and thee is tons of information and the schedules of vaccines for all different ages. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for my child to get a vaccine if he is sick?

Is it dangerous for my child to get a vaccine if he is sick?

No: No, it is not dangerous to get vaccines when ill. Remember that vaccines work by generating an immune response. The immune system needs to respond to the vaccine. If that immune system is very busy - such as fighting a serious infection, then it might not create a strong enough response. So only when seriously ill, shots may just not work as well. They do fine with mild and moderate infection. ...Read more

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What is the proper time interval between hep a child vaccines?

6 Months: 6 mnths , although later is considered acceptable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until the mid 1990's when it became evident a 2nd dose was needed.Today we occasionally see local measles after exposure to imported (international travel) cases.Docs can verify your protective antibodies with a blood test. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if vaccines work, how comees an unvaccinated child pose a risk to a vaccinated one?

Could you tell me if vaccines work, how comees an unvaccinated child pose a risk to a vaccinated one?

Immunity: Many very young children are not yet fully immunized. They need the full series of vaccines over the course of a few years. In addition, some vaccines provide herd immunity where other people who are immunized provide some protection to younger people who are not yet completely immunized. ...Read more

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I hated to get vaccines when I was a child, what would be the consequences if I don't get my baby vaccinated?

I hated to get vaccines when I was a child, what would be the consequences if I don't get my baby vaccinated?

Illness, maybe death: Children who aren't vaccinated are at risk for contracting these preventable diseases, some of which can be fatal. Pertussis, measles, meningitis, and other illnesses can kill, and i've seen fatal cases of these diseases in kids who were not immunized. Despite what you read on the internet, there is no proven association between vaccines and autism. Do your baby a big favor and get her immunized. ...Read more

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My son is three and a half years old and is not fully up to date on his vaccines. Can my child have oral surgery on friday?

Probably: In general, vaccines are to prevent infectious diseases that are very serious and often fatal. Not having them should not affect his ability to undergo surgery or anesthesia. However, he is at risk for contracting these diseases at any time and i would recommend getting him up to date. ...Read more

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If your child have taken the rotovirus vaccine as a baby, will she still be protect by the vaccine as long as she is a child?

Vaccines: Decreases the risk of infection but does not protect 100%. If they do get the infection, it tends to be a much less severe infection. ...Read more

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Me an my husband would like to have a third child but I have the Rh factor an my second son came premature so i never got the vaccine during second p

Me an my husband would like to have a third child but I have the Rh factor an my second son came premature so i never got the vaccine  during second p

Unclear question: If you have anti rhd antibodies, you can still safely have an rh d negative child. If you are rh d positive, then it should not be an issue. Talking to your doctor may provide a more meaningful discussion of the issues. ...Read more

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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed. ...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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