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Vaccine Recommendation Child
Catch Up: Do not delay . The longer you wait , the more risk there is of exposure and serious disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
-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
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
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
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
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
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
6 Months: 6 mnths , although later is considered acceptable. ...Read more
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
No: I have never seen any evidence to suggest this is true. ...Read more
Yes: This condition was around long before we developed the vaccines. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
If i choose not to vaccinate my child against the measles, am i really putting them at risk? I think it would be better to risk my son getting measles than taking the chance that the vaccine itself could damage his health somehow.
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