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Doctor insights on: Varicella Vaccine Adverse Effects

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Varicella vaccination side effect?

Varicella vaccination side effect?

See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No: There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. ...Read more

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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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Adverse effects of interferon?

Adverse effects of interferon?

Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tiredness, fatigue and depression. In addition, low grade fever and muscle aches may occur. ...Read more

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Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions. ...Read more

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Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

Well, yes: Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. ...Read more

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Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like(ADEM,GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?

Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like(ADEM,GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?

Seems coincidental: Rabipur is a Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine (PCECV), not known to CAUSE neurological side effects. A rare patient can get neurological problems after getting a vaccine... but that's coincidental unless the rate of neurological problems occurs more often in vaccine recipients than in non-recipients. For example, if a child dies in a car wreck after getting a vaccine, we don't blame the vaccine. ...Read more

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1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

Hep B: At this age the only recommended vaccine is hepatitis b. As with all vaccines, there is a potential for fever and soreness or redness at the site of the injection. Overall, this is a very well tolerated vaccine. ...Read more

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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...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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Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components. ...Read more

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Don?T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Don?T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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Are there side effects to shingles vacines.

Are there side effects to shingles vacines.

Shingrix: With Shingrix shot arm soreness as well as possible mild swelling & redness at injection site often occur. Other possible side effects include: nausea/ abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, fever, shivering or muscle pain. “About 1 out of 6 people who got Shingrix experienced side effects that prevented them from doing regular activities.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shing ...Read more

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Side effects of shingles?

Side effects of shingles?

Complications?: Complications from shingles may include chronic pain called postherpetic neuralgia, visual loss for ophthalmic shingles, hearing loss/facial paralysis or balance problems if it effects the facial nerve near the ear, secondary bacterial infections of blisters & scarring. Rarely encephalitis or death may occur. . ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself. Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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Permanent side effects for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Permanent side effects for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has side effects but no known, proven permanent adverse events. ...Read more

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What are some mild adverse effects of the influenza vaccine?

What are some mild adverse effects of the influenza vaccine?

Mild Adverse Effects: Side effects which are mostly minor like local swelling and soreness and redness, low grade fever, and not feeling good in few people for 48 to 72 hours, ...Read more

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Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. ...Read more

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What are side effects of whooping cough vaccine?

Whooping cough TDAP: This vaccine causes some significant muscle soreness with the shot. But, this should quickly resolve and be normal. ...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