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Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

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 more

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What happens if an extra vaccine is given to a child?

What happens if an extra vaccine is given to a child?

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

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What happens if my child has dose of the Hib vaccine?

What happens if my child has dose of the Hib vaccine?

Good Things!!!!: Should have protection against a very serious life-threatening disease. ...Read more

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What will happen if my child (9 months) gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

What will happen if my child (9 months) gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

Nothing specific: This material is a synthetic product of advanced laboratory production. It tricks the body into producing antibodies to HIB. Extra doses do not necessarily bring better protection, but they also have no specific negative effect (other than the pain of administration). ...Read more

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

Possibly exaggerated: Reaction such as fever and fussiness. Infants are to receive split virion vaccine compared whole virion vaccine for adults. ...Read more

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What if a 9 month old gets adult dose of flu vaccine, then an adult dose again at the booster appointment 4 weeks later?

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

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What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

Flu shot in children: The 2nd flu shot is given the first time the child gets the flu shots ever. It builds up better immunity. The scenario whre the child does nto get hte 2nd shot does no harm but it jus tmay not impart the best immunity level. ...Read more

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How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?

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 more

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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

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

See an allergist: An allergist can give the vaccine in slowly increasing doses, will you and your son are in clinic, until the full dose is given but in a slower and safer manner. Plan on spending about 3 hours at the allergists office. ...Read more

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What will happen to an 11 month old if he or she receive a 36 month old dosage of the flu shot?

What will happen to an 11 month old if he or she receive a 36 month old dosage of the flu shot?

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

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What happens if a child age 5 years gets vaccinated twice with the hepatitis a shot, a month apart?

What happens if a child age 5 years gets vaccinated twice with the hepatitis a shot, a month apart?

Inadequate response: Minimum interval between the 1st and second dose of hepatitis a vaccine is 6 months. Another dose in 5-6 months would be appropriate. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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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