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What Vaccines Do Soldiers Get That Regular People Dont Get
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
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
Yes they can: Lupus is a chronic illness and can be quite disabling and so certain vaccines are actually recommended. Currently there is no vaccine out there that is contraindicated due to lupus. If the person is currently under treatment with some of the new biologic therapy, live-vaccines such as mmr/varivax/zostavax is not recommended. Otherwise, all other vaccines are ok. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
No, Smallpox: vaccine is not routinely administered to military or the public. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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