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What Happens If A Child Gets An Adult Dose Of The Flu Vaccine
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Not much usually: If a child gets an adult flu shot then usually there is not much that happens although a higher dose may cause a skin reaction. Just monitor carefully and if something starts to happen then please contact your dr for treatment of symptoms or if needs to be seen. Did your child get an adult flu shot? ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No harm: This would be frustrating as no parent wants to know their child endured more than they needed as an extra jab but, no medical danger or harm occurs.Such immune system challenges have been shown to be of no risk but this does not make it any less distressing emotionally to a parent. Ouch. ...Read more
See below: There would not be any significant risk. ...Read more
What if a 9 month old gets adult dose of flu vaccine, then an adult dose again at the booster appointment 4 weeks later?
Flu shots for : Babies 6-36 months of age are mandated 2 receive preservative free flu shots ; dose is half. If an error occurred, u should watch the baby for any of the adverse reactions listed on the vis statements that u can download from cdc.Gov if ur doc did not give it to you already. Usually, expect no problems but with all the hype about thimerasol in immunizations, it is mandated2give pres. Free 2 babies. ...Read more
No: It's not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?
Yes: it is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease ( like smokers and asthmatics) There has been a vaccine available since the 70s but if you were not in one of the at risk groups you probably did not get it. You only need the vaccine once unless you are felt to be at very high risk, then twice. Talk to your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had an allergic reaction to the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination what should I do for the second dos he had a very bad case of the hives after receiving the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination
Local irritation: The only difference between the two is the dosage of the vaccine given - a <3 year old gets a 0.25ml dose and the >3 year old a 0.5ml dose. It's the same vaccine, though, not made any different. Your younger child may get more of a local reaction/irritation at the vaccine site and may be a bit more likely to run fever after vaccine, but other than those, it will not hurt them in the long run. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, that is correct.Get a more detailed answer ›
What vaccines should I get for precaution (other than varicella and the typical baby vaccines you get as a child in a 1st world country) ?
Maybe: Altho said to be possible, ridiculousy rare. ...Read more
What happens if a child age 5 years gets vaccinated twice with the hepatitis a shot, a month apart?
If the life expectancy of a child born with HIV is 3 years, then why is it the people catch HIV as an adult? How did it progress to adults having it?
Depends where u live: In developed countries like the usa medical science has developed new drugs to keep an HIV patient alive for a very long time. That medication is quite expensive ; if you live in a third world country this kind of therapy is not readily available. You also have to have an educated public because the regimen in taking the medication is very important. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What happens if an adult gets the chickenpox? It is a childhood disease and I have heard that if an adult gets it is bad. How?
Unusual severity: During the era when 2 million cases a year occurred in the us, few worried about adult cases as most got them as kids. Now with available vaccines, some slip through without disease or vaccinations.Adults can develop a severe pneumonia that can be fatal, with onset soon after the skin findings appear. Vaccination is a good idea for any adult that missed them. ...Read more
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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