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What Vaccines Do Soldiers Get That Regular People Dont Get
Injection site: It has been found that there is better absorption of injected vaccines or medications when given into tissues with good blood supply like muscle. The fat in the "butt" slows or even prevents absorption of the injected material. ...Read more
You decide: Anyone 18 years old or older has the right to decide for him or herself about getting vaccines. That said, the best ways to avoid illness are to wash your hands often and well, and avoid being around other people when they are sick. ...Read more
Risky business: Vaccines are studied and approved for use at ages when they can first show effectiveness in providing benefit. The multiple ones given per session are both safe and effective.Delays only delay benefit. Since the whooping cough is most deadly to infants under 6mo, any delay just ads to risk of death.We have had 30 preventable petussis deaths in 2014 due to such delays. ...Read more
Some people don't use vaccines on themselves or their children, So what do they use when they get sick?
Hard to say: Some just end up burying their kids when they die or dealing with the dreaded consequences of the diseases. If they want to turn the clock back to the 1800's for their kids health care, they can do so. I look at them as just another well meaning but misinformed group.I have little to do with them and will not allow them in my office. ...Read more
Family practice: All states have these free health care clinics where vaccines are dispensed free of charge. Also any family practice clinic should carry it too. ...Read more
I hated to get vaccines when I was a child, what would be the consequences if I don't get my baby vaccinated?
Illness, maybe death: Children who aren't vaccinated are at risk for contracting these preventable diseases, some of which can be fatal. Pertussis, measles, meningitis, and other illnesses can kill, and i've seen fatal cases of these diseases in kids who were not immunized. Despite what you read on the internet, there is no proven association between vaccines and autism. Do your baby a big favor and get her immunized. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Active armed service: Active armed service members are covered for psychotherapy services through their military health insurance benefits and often do not have a copayment if they see a psychotherapist in the network. You can find out who is in your network by going to the insurance provider list. For example: if you have Tricare and search for behavioral health for the zip code you would see a list of providers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose Varicella - first dose Hepatitis A - first dose Pneumococcal (PCV13) - 4th dose Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3rd or 4th dose Annual flu shot Ranges are given by the AAP for these vaccines to be given between 12-18mo of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deadly choice : Vaccines prevent illness & death.In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants & children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids <6mo. Deaths attributed to dapt in the same period =0. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There's...: Hepatitis a and b, and measles and also tetanus, and polio, rotavirus, mumps, rubella and hemophilus, there's thirteen flavors (serotypes) of streptococcus pneumoniae, and whooping cough, and chickenpox, influenza and diphtheria. (apologies to gilbert, sullivan, tom lehrer, and anyone who knows anything about vaccines or poems). See this: http://www.Immunize.Org/shop/views/childsched_pg2.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccines : Immunization starts at day 2 of age, in the hospital, 1st hepatitis B, then 2mos, 4 mos, 6 mos, 1 yr, 15 mos, 18 mos, 4- 6 years, 11 yrs, 16 years of age plus annual flu vaccine. There are so many vaccines & some of them come in cominations such as pentacel, pediarix, pro quad so that helps reduce the # of injections & allaw them to be up to date with the immunizations. I hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are only a few reasons not to get vaccines. Information is available here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.Htm in brief, children with a severe egg allergy should not get the flu vaccine, children with immune deficiency or immune suppression should not receive live vaccines, and do not vaccinate during a severe infection or high fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nigria: Vaccines for travel to Nigeria include: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow fever, Meningococcus, Polio, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) & Rabies in some situations. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended. See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/nigeria.php ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ROUTINE &RECOMMENDED: Cdc guidelines state that you make sure all travllers including children are up to date on routine vaccinations the recommended vaccines depend on the country and area you are visiting and how long you are going to stay there.For stay of few days you may need hepatitisa, cholera.Typhoid vaccine and for long stay it is recommended to get Rabies Vaccine as well malaria prophylaxis is recommended. ...Read more
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