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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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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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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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What immunizations are required for babies?

What immunizations are required for babies?

Several vaccines: Vaccines for babies in the U.S. Include: hepatitis b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal, hemophilus influ.B, rotavirus, polio, and influenza. Chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis a are given after infancy. Several vaccines are combination vaccines. ...Read more

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What should be the immunization schedule for the average adult?

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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What vaccines are mandatory for children?

What vaccines are mandatory for children?

Varies by state: The requirements vary by state.Some states have specific requirements at school entry while others HAV requirements starting with entry to any licensed day care.I would look to your local state health authority or school for guidance. ...Read more

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What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

Disease Protection: Travel vaccines are tailored to what diseases you may face in the countries you are traveling. Sometimes you may be facing typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, and the like. There are a few universal ones and they include those you are at risk for in your very own home country, the usa. You should be protected from tetanus, whooping cough, measles, and probably hepatitis a and b amoung others. ...Read more

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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more

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What are the normal vaccines for children/infants?

What are the normal vaccines for children/infants?

CDC web site: In addition to what dr. Chowdhury presented, the cdc provides easy to read charts for families. For an example for recommended vaccinations from birth to 6 years old, see http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.Pdf. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are needed for a child who moved to the us from overseas?

What vaccinations are needed for a child who moved to the us from overseas?

Same as U.S. kids: A child who has moved to the U.S. From any other country should bring his shot record to a primary care doctor. The doctor will interpret his shot record to see what catch-up shots or repeat shots are needed. Children who only plan to be in the U.S. For 1-2 years may want to stay on their home country's shot schedule, but may need a few extra shots in order to go to an american school. ...Read more

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

Cushing synd. types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth ( pituitary axis )by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed. ...Read more

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What are the current recommendations for the pneumonia vaccine?

What are the current recommendations for the pneumonia vaccine?

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

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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 are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

What are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

CDC: That is a bit of a complicated question and it depends on what you have had in the past, where you live, what you do, and where you plan to travel. Here is a helpful website, though: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6201a3.Htm that should give you every answer. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of an alternative pediatric vaccination schedule?

What are the benefits of an alternative pediatric vaccination schedule?

Unscientific&Dangero: There are no benefits and in my opinion can be dangerous as tis kind of approach leaves too many kids unprotected for too long time and there is no scientific evidence to support it as these have not been studied at all This approach is not approved or recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics or Center For Disease Control. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the most important and necessary vaccines for kids to take?

Need expert help here. What are the most important and necessary vaccines for kids to take?

See website: I am a proponent of all of the vaccines currently recommended by the cdc (centers for disease control). Many of the disease prevented by these vaccines used to kill or maim countless children less than 75 years ago. While many of these diseases are very rare in the us, people travel. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.Html. ...Read more

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What are the are vaccinations you need as an adult?

What are the are vaccinations you need as an 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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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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Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Immunization infants how important is immunization for infant children and what are the risk

Very : Very important. This is demonstrated by the recent outbreaks of measles in unimmunized children. The mortality from measles is about 2%. The adverse reaction to the measles vaccination about 1:100, 000. You can surely do the math. No studies have confirmed the folk lore that immunizations cause autism. Following that scare, there were many deaths in children who were not protected against pertussis. Anyone doubting the efficacy of vaccination should visit an old grave yard and see how many children died in infancy in the first half of the last century before antibiotics and vaccines were available to children. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for entry into the us?

What vaccinations are required for entry into the us?

Check CDC site: An up to date list of vaccinations required for travel to the U.S. Can be found by searching the center for disease control website: www.Cdc.Gov/travel . Go to the site and point tho the world MAP under continental us and the site list the current requirements. ...Read more