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What Exactly Is The Giardia Vaccine
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
A lifesaver: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16. ...Read more
Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not live...: The flu vaccine does not have any live flu virus. Rather, it consists of killed virus or protein from the virus. Your immune system then reacts against the virus protein and makes antibodies so that if your body then is exposed to the actual virus, the antibodies needed to kill it are already there. This prevents you from getting sick from the virus since the antibodies kill it first! ...Read more
Boost immunity: These vaccines contain small amounts of inactivated viral particles that cause our immune systems to develop antibodies which leads to immunity against these diseases. Some vaccines, such as the chickenpox vaccine, contain small amounts of live viral particles leading to the development of anitbodies and immunity. ...Read more
My son got the mmr vaccine 12 days ago and now developed a rash all over his body. It looks exactly like measles and fever of 100.4 is this normal?
Get treated: Why would you even think about not being treated? Treatment is very easy (including some single-dose options) and giardiasis is much worse than any possible side effects. Probably your immune system would clear giardia, but not necessarily; some infections may persist indefinitely. Symptoms probably would eventually improve, even if the infection continues, but it might take weeks or months. ...Read more
Yes: Vaccines are safe and secure in the United States. There is nothing in life that is always safe every time. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... and that's as good as it gets on this planet! If it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then go get the vaccine. ...Read more
Nothing in life is: There is nothing in life that is always safe. There is no food, drink, toy, medication, vaccine, vacation, nor person that is always safe. That being said, vaccines are almost always safe... And that's as good as it gets on this planet! if it's better to get the vaccine than the disease, then get the vaccine. ...Read more
They hurt: Beyond that I see none. I find that most of the population that understood the importance of vaccines have died, and the parents and grandparents today live in a world made safer by their use. One need only to visit an old cemetery to see all the little headstones of those we lost before vaccines. ...Read more
Don't forget Malaria: Vaccines depend on which you have already had & where you are going in zambia. Yellow fever vaccine if going to north west & western provinces of zambia only. Be sure up to date on tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (tdap) hepatitis a (also hep b would be ideal) and typhoid. Check your MMR (recent measles outbreak), polio (ipv). Will need malaria meds. Learn about rabies safety.Need backup antibiotic. ...Read more
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