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What Are The Risks Of Vaccinations
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Risk/benefit: The basic risk of immunization is negligible. Vaccine haters have come up with a new scare issue every decade or so only to be refuted by scientific data, most of which they never accept. The benefit is the avoidance of illness, injury or death.Ben franklin was once a vaccine hater, but in his later writings changed, sad over the preventable loss of a son to smallpox. ...Read more
If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?
No vaccine is 100%: effective;also,depending on which HPV vaccine was given,only certain strains are covered.So, although the partner who has had the vaccine is mostly covered, it is possible that the unvaccinated partner could contract the virus and spread it to the vaccinated partner.To increase the protection,all 11-26 year olds should have the HPV vaccine & use condoms for maximum available protection. ...Read more
I've never had chicken pox, wanting to get the chicken pox vaccination. What are the risks? Deadly? How do I know if i'm allergic to gelatin?
Not deadly!: The chickenpox vac is much safer than getting the disease. Most people who get the vac do not have any problems. As with any vaccine, there is a very small chance of having a side effect. Serious side effects are very rare (seizures-brain rxn). They are usually more likely to occur after the 1st dose than after the 2nd one (yes 2 doses are rec). If your rxn to gelatin-is anaphylaxis-no vaccine! ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Phasouk: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Airway blockage.: In epiglottitis, the epiglottis (which comes off the back of the tongue deep in the throat) and surrounding area is infected and swollen. This can completely block the airway, which can cause death. If you suspect epiglottitis in someone, they need to be seen at the hospital immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine has been in the news a lot. Are there any dangers associated with getting the vaccine?
Hello. : Hello. The majority of people donâ€™t have side effects to hpv vaccinations. More common side effects can include: pain, redness or swelling in the area of the injection; muscle pain; headache; fever; nausea; dizziness; diarrhea and fatigue. Less common side effects can include: insomnia, vomiting, cough, congestion of nose, joint pain and malaise. Rare but dangerous side effects can include: a high fever; an allergic reaction (swelling, rash, itching, shortness of breath) or guillain-barrÃ© syndrome which can cause weakness, tingling sensation and paralysis. Headaches, seizures, blood clots & bronchospasm have also been reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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