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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP 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 more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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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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Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?

Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?

Yes: Immunizationsnd for pneumococcal disease, h flu, and meningococcal bacteria cover the most common strains of each,but not all. Keep up boosters, but be aware that you are still susceptible to less common strains. ...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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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

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

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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If you had 5 doses of DTP vaccines when you were a child, when's your next tdap vaccine?

If you had 5 doses of DTP vaccines when you were a child, when's your next tdap vaccine?

Tdap vaccine: Tdap is recommended at 11years of age, and after that every 10 years. ...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


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