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What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

Many adult vaccines: Hepb vacc for adults who may come in contact with blood or injection needles, or have others risks. Hepa vacc for adults who travel abroad, or have other risks. Hpv vacc for adults who are young women, or have other risks. Tdap vacc for adults who have contact with children, or are due for a tetanus booster. Annual flu vacc is recommended. Other vaccines include shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, etc.. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to get an immunizations card as an adult?

What can I do to get an immunizations card as an adult?

Several sources: If you are referring to your chilhood immunizations?Your doctor may have the records.Your public school may have it on file. Ask your parents.And states have a state registry. ...Read more

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

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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Are adult immunizations absolutely mandatory? Or can one opt out of them?

Are adult immunizations absolutely mandatory? Or can one opt out of them?

Adult : Adult immunizations are not mandatory; however a company may require an employee to be vaccinated depending on their guidelines for employment i would suggest before deciding if you will be vaccinated or not, do your research, ask questions, and make sure you make an informed decision with the help of your medical care provider. ...Read more

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What are adult immunizations side effects?

What are adult immunizations side effects?

Be specific: Usually injections can cause brief localized pain and redness but this goes away within 24 hours. Anything more specific than that, you need to tell me which vaccine in particular. Otherwise, it's like asking what are the side effects of capsules or tablets. It's too vague. ...Read more

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What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate.html ...Read more

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At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read more

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Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

See below: For someone who has had all recommended childhood vaccines the following are recommended for adults: dt (diphtheria tetanus) every 10 years, with 1 dose of dtap (diphtheria tetanus pertussis); hpv (3 shots) for women and men under 26; shingles for adults 60 and older (once); pneumococcal at 65 or older (once); and flu every year. Ask your doctor if you're at risk for other preventable infections. ...Read more

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Does a person living in the uk need immunizations to come to usa? Where can you check vaccine requirements?

CDC Website: If the person in the UK is up to date on their immunizations, they should not need anything additional to come to the US. A great resource for country-by-country vaccine requirements/suggestions is www.cdc.gov. ...Read more

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