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What If A Child Receives Adult Dose Of Vaccine
Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed. ...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
Never has cpx as child, had 3 vaccines as adult but no immunity. Trying to conceive. Should I get vaccinated again before conceiving? What're my risks
I don't think so: The usual ELISA antibody test for chicken pox/varicella is not especially sensitive; some people are immune but the test remains negative. A more sensitive test, latex agglutination might detect a low titer antibody. If you truly have no antibodies after 3 doses of vaccine, you are presumed susceptible and should avoid exposure to chicken pox when possible. There is no data on more than 3 doses. ...Read more
Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where
it’s prevalent. Do i need some sort of booster, or am i still immune?
Maybe: Vaccines produce long term immunity to many viral illnesses but some like the rubella, may not hold at a protective level. The MMR which is the main rubella vaccine in the US since the late 70's, did not get a childhood booster dose routinely until the 90's, after clusters of cases on college campuses.Now OB's routinely check rubella antibodies on women to make sure their level is okay.Get a test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tdap vaccine: Tdap is recommended at 11years of age, and after that every 10 years. ...Read more
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