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What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

Confusing question: There are more than one triple antigen product. The dtap is one, providing protection from the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis germs. The MMR is another, protecting against german measles, measles and mumps. ...Read more

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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


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Is it true that vaccines can cause the conditions they are supposed to prevent?

Is it true that vaccines can cause the conditions they are supposed to prevent?

No: Most vaccines are made of "killed" or inactivated components of the viruses or bacteria that cause a disease. Some vaccines are weakened "live virus" vaccines, which do actually give you a very mild form of these virues (like measles/mumps/rubella vaccine, chickenpox vaccine and rotavirus vaccine). The viruses are weakened so the do not cause severe illness but may cause a fever or a mild rash. ...Read more

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Booster antigen can be neuterlized by antibody produced against previous vaccine, true?

Booster antigen can be neuterlized by antibody produced against previous vaccine, true?

Unlikely: The booster antigen (vaccine) is used to stimulate your body to produce more antibody often up to several-folds. By the time you need a booster, there is usually marginal quantity of antibody against that antigen to bind it. Even if the antigen is bound by the antibody, the body may still recognize the complex as an antigen. Although theoretically possible, the effect would be minimal ...Read more

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The polio vaccine injects antigens from the poliovirus into our bodies. Why doesn't that make us sick?

The polio vaccine injects antigens from the poliovirus into our bodies. Why doesn't that make us sick?

Not live: As you stated, the vaccine has "small portions" of the virus itself, and these portions are not "alive" and cannot replicate or attach and invade cells. ...Read more

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Aftr BCG vaccine, why appearance of blister is normal?Is it caused by BCG antigen?

Aftr BCG vaccine, why appearance of blister is normal?Is it caused by BCG antigen?

BCG: Bcg is an intradermal injection at the deltoid. If bcg is accidentally given subcutaneously, then a local abscess may form that can ulcerate, and may require treatment with antibiotics. Without treatment it could spread, causing damage to other areas. If pus is aspirated and analysed and treated correctly, the abscess will generally heal on its own in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

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HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?

HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative.  Need any medication or vaccine?

Excellent question: and your story stumps many a doctor, often! :) a lot of the recommendations depend on - are you someone with risk factors for HBV? is this the first time that it has been checked? are your liver enzymes normal? are you about to undergo any procedures/ treatments that could put you at risk for HBV? If you have no sig risk factors, yes, I'd vaccinate you if there's potential for exposure. ...Read more

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How do vaccines prevent disease?

How do vaccines prevent disease?

Building immunity: By injecting material that is identical to the stuff that makes up the shell a germ lives in, you can trigger the immune system to make an anti-body that will attack anything that tries to invade the body dressed in that shell. This can be made new in a lab or just by killing the germ & using the left over shell. ...Read more

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What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

Vaccines: there are many diseases which are preventable with the use of vaccinations. Some which can be included in 400 characters: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, strep pneumoniae, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, influenza, polio, human papilloma virus... to name a few. more info here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/france ...Read more

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What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Vaccinesjustthefacts: Hepatitis B. HIB - prevents H. Influenza (epiglotitis prevention). DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus. IPV - Polio. Rotavirus (diarrheal illness). PCV - pneumococcus . MMRV - Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox). Hepatitis A. Seasonal Flu are the various vaccines recommended from infancy to preschool aged kids. For a schedule checkout CDC.gov ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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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