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treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation.

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Is the second vaccine dose necessary if seroconversion occurred after the first dose?

My question is applicable to all multi-dose vaccines with vaccination intervals of several weeks, though the specific case that triggered my question was the chickenpox vaccine Varilrix/GSK. My ...
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Rabies vaccination, two 3rds of the required course

As some of you may be aware, the Rabies vaccination requires a set of 3 doses over a period of 1 month. I have "maybe" had 2 of those 3 jabs. The nurse can see on my records that 2 doses have been ...
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Is it okay to miss one of vaccine (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) for infants?

My local health center missed Pneumococcal conjugate(PCV) for my kid scheduled (as per the plan is given in the booklet) at two months age. Then they missed the same at four months age again due to ...
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Are influenza vaccinations the same worldwide?

Are influenza vaccinations a.k.a. flu shots the same worldwide? For example, if the patient gets a flu shot in South Korea in October, then spends the winter in the United States, would the protection ...
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How often are people vaccinated in the unlikely event of biological-germ-warfare (ex: anthrax and ricin)?

How often are people vaccinated in the unlikely event of biological-germ-warfare (Example: anthrax and ricin)? A few years ago, a few letters laced with anthrax and ricin were sent via mail to ...
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Why does a tense arm worsen flu shot soreness?

Multiple nurses have told me that the key to a pain-free flu shot is to completely relax your arm. How would you explain what's going on at the cellular level when a tense muscle receives a shot and ...
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I forgot if I have taken “X” vaccine. Can the re-vaccination cause problems?

I don't remember and lost the documentation of wich vaccines I have taken in the past, for some of them (luckily, I know many I've taken). I would like to know if vaccinating again could pose health ...
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Infectious risk associated with cat bites

I have a 3 year-old persian cat . She is very playful and like other pets. I make monthly checkups with the vet regarding her vaccines and health. Sometimes while playing she bites and grasps with ...
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High Quality Flu Shot Providers?

As we roll into flu season, I'm left wondering: "is there are any difference between the different providers of seasonal flu shots?" I did some basic internet research that displayed quite a ...
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Could any Vaccines be dangerous for G6PD enzyme deficient people?

I have searched a lot, but didn't find an answer for this: Is there any Vaccines that could be dangerous for G6PD enzyme deficient people? About g6pd : http://www.g6pd.org/
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What is the difference between the TDAP and DTAP vaccines?

What is the difference between the TDAP and DTAP vaccines? Some nurses/pharmacists told me they are the same, but I am not convinced. If they are the same then why would some organizations request ...
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Is a child with chickenpox who is vaccinated still contagious?

If a child is vaccinated for chickenpox but she gets the disease anyway, will her vaccination affect the likelihood of transmitting the disease to others?
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Hepaitits B vaccination schedule for children

I am trying to understand the two-dose Hep B vaccination for children. It appears that in the UK, while not part of standard NHS care, the two-dose schedule is approved for those aged 1 and older (cf. ...
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Medical relevance of tetanus vaccination

As somebody who has recently come into contact between another person's blood and/or other fluids and a cut on my hand should I ask them for the year of their most recent tetanus shot? As far as I am ...
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Is getting the chickenpox vaccination twice in a month harmful?

My 15 month old daughter was given chickenpox vaccine twice in a month by mistake. Does this pose any problem?
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Long term vaccine studies of subjective characteristics

I'm looking to vaccinate my son with Hexacima in less than two months. I've been going through studies looking at the long term efficacy and/or adverse effects for EU infant vaccines (Hexacima and ...
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3 Injections for Hep B Vaccine

It has been suggested by my employer that i should get the Hepatitis B vaccine to protect myself. I have had two of the three parts, but this is the first time i have had a vaccine in more than one ...
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Delayed vaccination: effect on the immune system

While researching child vaccinations, I found (and will presume was sufficiently verified by the WSJ) that the typical 5-6 vaccines given to a child contain only 150 antigens, while the child's body ...
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Minimum time between typhoid vaccine and prednisone treatment?

Having recently completed the typhoid oral vaccine series (live attenuated), I note that one of the described drug interactions are corticosteroids. What is the nature of this drug interaction - is it ...
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Should my kid get a flu shot if I'm coming down with something? [closed]

I've been putting off getting flu shots for myself and my toddler because I've been busy, and finding time has been difficult. Now I'm coming down with the flu. (Or a cold or something - you know how ...
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Is there evidence that the over-avoidance of germs weakens our immune system?

Is there evidence that the over-avoidance of germs weakens our immune system? Or vice versa: Does the under-avoidance of germs strengthen our immune system? For some reason I hold the opinion that ...
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Can I contract chickenpox from my child who just got vaccinated?

My child just got the MMRV vaccine that contains a weakened chickenpox virus. If I never had chickenpox symptoms in my life, can I contract it from him? Would also getting vaccinated help?
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Protection against Flu - in 1957?

I came across a cartoon by Giles from the Daily Express of 28 August 1957. There was controversy about US Armed Forces being stationed in the UK at the height of the cold war. Giles, an acute observer ...
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Why would anyone choose a trivalent flu shot when there are thimerosal-free quadrivalent ones available?

My understanding is that quadrivalent flu shots are designed to build immunity to 4 flu virus strains, while trivalent flu shots are designed to build immunity to 3 flu virus strains. Is this ...
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Is it safe to get a flu shot when living with an elderly person?

I share a house with a healthy nonagenarian. I know the flu can be dangerous for people of advanced age, so I'm considering getting a flu shot this year. Is this a good idea? Are there any risks I ...
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Best type of flu shot

This October I am going to new Doctor who is close to my home. Old Doctor passed away. I went to CDC website and it lists many type of flu shots http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/vaccines.htm ...
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Is it normal for the vaccination site to hurt?

I just received a vaccination today at around 9:00 in the morning, and it is still hurting really bad now at 8:40 in the evening. Is this normal?
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Does flu vaccine contain aluminium hydroxide adjuvant?

I know that some vaccines contain aluminium hydroxide as an adjuvant. Do common flu vaccines contain aluminium hydroxide too? If yes, are there flu vaccines without aluminium hydroxide?
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Why didn't smallpox develop resistance to its vaccine?

Antimicrobial resistance is common. Why didn't smallpox develop resistance to its vaccine? Why was smallpox eradicable?
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Did I receive the BCG vaccine via stamper, not hypodermic?

Before the BCG (TB) vaccine is given, a Heaf test is first administered, often using a stamper tool which makes many small skin punctures to test the immune response. The stamper I received my Heaf ...
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Can the HPV vaccine be effective if you are already infected?

I was just wondering about this subject, when I did a blood exam today and I picked a paper about available vaccines and I saw HPV, the same my mom always bothered me to take it. I'm an adult man ...
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Do I have to wait after a tick bite to get vaccinated for encephalitis?

I recently removed a tick I must have caught while camping. Thinking of my plans for the summer (which involve frequently changing clothes in the wilderness), I realized I'd like to get a vaccination ...
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How effective was the 2014-2015 influenza vaccination?

I’m aware that the CDC released this abysmal report on the effectiveness of this year’s influenza vaccination, including data collected through Jan 30, 2015. In practical terms, this means the flu ...
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Can getting the flu shot make you sicker next year?

During college I faithfully got my flu vaccine every year. Shortly after I left college the US had a year with a bad flu vaccine shortage (2004). When discussing the shortage with my coworkers at ...
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Do vaccines cause autism?

It seems the question of vaccine harm has been around at least as long as vaccines1. Specifically, the claim that vaccines can cause or contribute to autism has been hotly debated in the last decade. ...
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How cautious do I need to be with unvaccinated students around newborns?

I teach martial arts, and my wife teaches dance. I know of one student for sure (And I would presume that there are at least a few others) that have not received the normal United States progression ...

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