Doctor insights on: When do i start vaccinating
No, it's not: Thanks to recent events, there's a huge backlash against parents who are foolish enough to refuse immunization for their children. This is something you need to do as much for your neighbors as for your own child. Much of these folks' rhetoric boils down to, "I don't care of MY kid makes YOUR kid sick." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't die from infect: Vaccines help prevent getting infected with illnesses that can seriously harm you or kill you. Think of it this way... A child born in 2011 has a risk of death by age 5 is one in several thousand. A child born in 1911 had a risk of death by 5 of 1 in 5! yes 20% chance. Much of that difference is due to decrease in vaccine preventable diseases. I would call that important. ...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 3 more doctor answers
YES: Yes, part of a good vaccination schedule is intended not just to protect those who get the vaccines, but also all those around the person getting the vaccine. Pertussis is a great example of that. Adults should get a tetanus shot called tdap, which includes pertussis protection. This helps prevent spread from adults to more susceptible infants. Get a flu shot yearly as well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccines: Full schedule of vaccines for the US can be found through the CDC. In brief: Children receive (not in this order): diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A/B, strep pneumo, polio, hemophilus influenza type B, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningococcus, influenza, human papilloma virus. Other vaccines available depending on travel or other circumstances. ...Read more
You will be: Exposing your baby to numerous health risks. ...Read more
State issue: Vaccination requirements are set by the states and vary in timing and content. Some states require them for entry into any state licensed day care setting. Private and public universities and other institutions also set their own requirements. I will not allow un- vaccinated children into my practice or into my waiting rooms. ...Read more
Vaccinations: Yes it is ok to be vaccinated more than once. ...Read more
If and when: The baby is sick do not vaccinate ...Read more
VACCINE PREVENTABLE: Diseases: 30-35 yrs ago per your age: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis b/a, hemophylus influenza-b, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, seasonal influenza/h1n1. Additions in last 12-20 yrs: rotavirus, pneumococcal (pcv-7/13), meningitis, cervical cancer/genital wart (hpv), shingles. Some travel /tropical/special: tuberculosis (bcg), typhoid, paratyphoid, yellow fever, rabies. ...Read more
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 40000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants ; children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids. ...Read more
I think you are referring to polio. While polio does not occur in the U.S. Anymore, it still infects other parts of the world.
Infection can spread once again. Once a disease is totally eradicated from the world, vaccinations are not necessary, i.e. Smallpox.
The present vaccination recommendations prevent still present diseases in this world. ...Read more
Consider this: Many of the deadly diseases these prevent, like whooping cough kill mostly babies under a year. We lost ~40 in 2014 and had 40, 000 cases nationwide, mostly on the west coast. In the 90's (when moms vaccinated) we had no deaths/yr & about 2500 cases. The risk remains as long as a carrier can leave anywhere in the world, board a plane and be in your community in a day.Parenting is hard, but this is not ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People move around: Americans are a very mobile people. We travel to many places in our lifetimes. Also, tourists and workers from all over the world come to our communities. Thus, children should be vaccinated for serious and/or very contagious diseases, even if such diseases are not here at the moment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
! 4 year old--Minor:
Legally, a 14 year old need not be asked permission for vaccination.
Of course, information, explanation and warning should be given to them.
The parent can make this decision.
Emancipated minors' definition in US may be different in Canada. Not familiar with that.
Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
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