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What Vaccines Should I Get
Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: Your age is listed as 49 and the target population for this vaccine is 9-26 yrs. Generating protective antibodies to the 4 strains in the vaccine is useful to those approaching the sexually active years, but of limited value to those already exposed.Insurers seldom cover it over 26 and it is an expensive series.I consider it a good vaccine with > 30 years of research behind it. Your call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Food for thought: For decades, women have done pap smears to try to find cervical cancer early while it was still curable. This was long before the link to HPV.Studies document as many as 70% of college age women have been exposed. The current Gardasil 9 helps the body develop protective antibodies to 7 strains responsible for >90% of these cancers. To me the answer is obvious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Fairly low: If you are vaccinated and you have positive titers, you will be immune to hepatitis b. That being said, there is a rare chance (increased if you are older or immunocompromised) that the immunization won't "stick". If you are in a high risk situation, i would get your titers checked. ...Read more
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
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