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Can you tell me is it ok to get a rabies vaccine while sick?

Can you tell me is it ok to get a rabies vaccine while sick?

If post-exposure...: ...Then the need for the vaccine is so pressing that it should be given under any circumstances. Preexposure prophylaxis is more elective, and usual precautions would apply. ...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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Can a vaccine make you sick?

Can a vaccine make you sick?

Vaccine side effects: What do you mean by sick? You can get reactions from your immune system that may resemble a mild illness but that is not that common. ...Read more

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Can the pps vaccine make you sick?

Can the pps vaccine make you sick?

Minor: One can not get pneumococcal disease-no. Minor achiness, fever and soreness are somewhat common. ...Read more

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Could the pps vaccine make you sick?

Pps Vaccine side eff: Pps vaccine in 50% of cases there may be slight redness and soreness at the site of injection.And in 1% of cases there may be fever.Chills and malaise lasting foe 2 days. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...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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Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Yes: Having symptoms of a common cold is not a reason to delay a Gardasil shot. The vaccination won't affect the outcome of the cold symptoms. A person need not skip any routine vaccinations due to mild cold symptoms. ...Read more

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All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?

All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?

Immune system: Your immunologist can check other tests to check on your immune system, such as response to other vaccines, immunoglobulin levels, etc. Not sure why the igg to pneumo was performed, but there must be a reason your doctor is recommending a vaccination for it at your age. ...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