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What are immunizations?

What are immunizations?

They prevent disease: Immunizations are one of modern medicine's greatest discoveries. They work by tricking the body's immune system to think it has been exposed to an illness in order to produce "antibodies" that help to prevent that individual from ever getting sick from that same disease. They are designed to prevent life-threatening diseases. Some vaccines (hepatitis b, hpv) are even designed to prevent cancer. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what are immunizations that teens are most likely to need?

They are....: If otherwise up to date, a Meningococcal vaccine and a tetanus-pertussis booster are given twice between 11 and 16-18.An hpv series should be started between 9-11 y/o.Yearly flu vaccine is recommended.And catch up for any missed vaccines. ...Read more

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What immunizations do one year olds get?

1 y/o vaccines: The one year old immunizations recommended are mmr, varicella, hepatitis a and if has not had for the current season, influenza. You can also boost the dtap, pcv, and hib vaccines at a year, as long as 6 months has elapsed from the third infant dose - although most of us wait until the 15 month appointment to do those boosters. Thanks for getting your child's vaccines! ...Read more

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What immunizations do I need for trip china?

CDC website: Go to the website cdc.Gov and click on the vaccine area. Once in there, the section on travel is the place to get all your answers. You can enter in the country and get the up-to-date recommendations and requirements for any country in the world. Have a great trip! ...Read more

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What immunizations do I need to travel to cambodia?

What immunizations do I need to travel to cambodia?

Go to www.cdc.gov: The center for disease control website has awesome/useful info for travelers to pretty much anywhere in the world. Look under travel advisory section and you should be able to find all that is needed to travel to cambodia. Have a great trip and good luck. ...Read more

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What immunizations are most 16-year-olds required to get?

What immunizations are most 16-year-olds required to get?

May Need...: If otherwise up to date, a Meningococcal vaccine and a tetanus-pertussis booster are given twice between 11 and 16-18.An hpv series should be started between 9-11 y/o.Yearly flu vaccine is recommended.And catch up for any missed vaccines. ...Read more

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What immunizations would an adult need that has never had them?

Several shots: If you have not had any immunization shots in past you may need several shots depending on your past history or blood test to check if you have had these diseases which gave ypu natural immunity.You may ned to be immunized against diptheria, tetanus, whooping coogh, polio.Measles/mumps/rubella/, varicella, hep a&b, influenza yearly and hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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What kind of immunizations are usually administered to children?

What kind of immunizations are usually administered to children?

Vaccine schedules: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ Schedules vary by age and previous immunization status. The CDC updates immunization schedules annually on their website. ...Read more

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What do postnatal immunizations do?

What do postnatal immunizations do?

They Help: Provide protection against acquiring serious potentially life threatening diseases. ...Read more

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