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

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Is it bad to drink alcohol after a vaccination?

Is it bad to drink alcohol after a vaccination? Does it depend on the vaccination or is this just a myth?
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Would it possible for me to get tested for past viral infection after vaccination?

I may or may not have a viral infection in the past and then I took vaccination for it. Would it possible for me to get tested for past viral infection? For example HPV virus using IGG test.
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Why is there no toxoplasmosis vaccine?

I assume there is some misunderstanding on my part about the vaccine-creation-process and which factors play a role in it. Below is my current understanding. About toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis is a ...
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Getting another vaccine 3 days after MMR vaccine?

I have been given first dose MMR (+2 others) vaccine on 19th May and second dose (+1 other) on 21st June. After that I have been given tdap vaccine on 24th June in a different clinic. Now I hear ...
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Why are dogs only vaccinated once for rabies, while humans need follow-up treatment after being bitten, even with a previous vaccination?

As stated in the title, why are dogs only vaccinated pre-exposure for rabies, while humans need follow-up treatment after being bitten, even with a pre-exposure vaccination? What is causing the ...
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Does vaccination weaken the immune system ? Studies?

A friend recognizes value in vaccinating in general - against major diseases - but with a caveat that they are opposed to the flu vaccine specifically. They claim that vaccines weaken the immune ...
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Is it known how often unvaccinated children are contagious with symptom free diseases?

I was looking at the CDC Vaccine Schedule for children, and it says that many of the things kids are vaccinated for may show no symptoms. Do any of those diseases –– mainly haemophilus influenzae, ...
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Drinking alcohol after tick-borne encephalitis vaccine

A friend of mine got a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) shot yesterday, and the doctor said he mustn't drink alcohol for 3 days after getting the shot. Unfortunately, my friend forgot about that for a ...
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Why do some vaccines require periodical shot updates while others don't?

I was wondering, what is the reason some vaccines provide a lifelong immunity against a disease while others require periodical shots to keep one immunised against a disease.
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What are the differences of the US vaccine schedule compared to other countries?

If the current US vaccine schedule is compared to the vaccine schedule of other large developed countries, what are the most significant differences in the US schedule vs their schedules?
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Wouldn't it be optimal for a human to get all the vaccinations that exist?

Question actually says it all. Since a vaccine can make you immune to a disease/infection X, shouldn't we just get all the available ones? Is there a risk with getting lots of vaccines as an adult? ...
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Why are some viruses harder to make vaccines for?

A number of common viral disease agents have vaccines produced for them: Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Influenza (flu), Varicella (chicken pox), Poliovirus (polio), and many more. But many very serious or ...
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Why is the Rotavirus vaccine can be given only until the age of 8 months and 0 days?

Any idea why there is such a strict age limit for this vaccine? Reference
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Is it dangerous for an old person to take pneumococcal vaccine (for pneumonia) twice within 2 years?

I have an old relative in her 70s who took some vaccination jabs 2 years ago. She has no idea what jab it was due to her aging mind. I intend to bring her to take pneumococcal vaccine to protect ...
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Is the 2017-2018 flu vaccine a “good match” for circulating influenza viruses?

I've seen news stories (such as this one) claiming that the 2017-2018 flu vaccine is not a "good match" to circulating influenza viruses. However, the CDC states: Two hundred sixty-two influenza A(...
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How is the total calculated for influenza vaccination coverage calculated?

I found these data concerning influenza vaccination coverage in Italy. I don't understand how the total is calculated. It is not a simple media. For example, for the season 2016-2017 the data are as ...
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Should I get my kids have pre-exposure rabies vaccination due to our cat

I live in Texas, USA. There is plenty of wildlife around here, and thus considerable records of rabies incidents transmitted by them. We have a cat less than a year old, and had 1st rabies vaccination....
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Is it advisable for a healthy male in his early 40s to take the influenza vaccine?

Influenza vaccines do not have satisfactory effective rates of preventing flu. Flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60% among the overall population during seasons when ...
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Details for pre exposure prophylaxis for rabies

I will now be in contact with many unvaccinated dogs. I will have to take the pre exposure course. Please tell me how frequently it is taken. Will I require boosters if a dog bites me after I have ...
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Why do vaccines apply to only a few strains?

I'm reading about the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of this season's flu vaccine. 3 or 4 strains were selected for inclusion out of many more. Why can't I get vaccinated for every influenza strain ...
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Is it true that measles vaccine lead to poor sexual potency for men?

Infectiologist at local medical clinic told me that vaccination against measles is not recommended for men because it harms sexual potency. She said though that it is OK to vaccinate children against ...
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what is protection rate difference between cellular pentavac and acellular pentamaxim vaccination?

I got first 2 doses of vaccination of cellular DPT vaccine vaccine from government hospital, both caused intense irritability and fever to about 103 degree to my 3 month kid. A different doctor of ...
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Does efficacy of the flu vaccine change if received while sick with the common-cold?

If one’s immune system was dealing with fighting any common-cold virus infection, does that in any way change the efficacy of the flu vaccine received at that time? I don't know how efficient the ...
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Why are two influenza vaccinations required for people under a certain age?

According to the CDC, people under 8 who have never had the flu vaccine or flu should get 2 doses at least 28 days apart. The reason given is that "the first dose 'primes' the immune system," but as ...
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References for comprehensive guideline for individualized vaccination schedules

For the most developed countries there exists official vaccination schedules which result from an in depth analysis of the risk-benefit ratio for the general population. I.e. it is (or should be) the ...
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What shots are not okay for someone with egg allergies?

I have heard that flu shots generally are manufactured in eggs or chicken embryos, and so there can be an issue for people who are allergic to eggs. What other shots should people allergic to eggs ...
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can a person get infected by Hepatitis B while taking Hepatitis B vaccine

can a person get infected by Hepatitis B while taking Hepatitis B vaccine if the needle is infected with Hepatitis B virus.
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Vaccines and autoimmunity concerns

Medical papers/books exist linking vaccines to autoimmunity yet I am not able to decide whether they should be considered sound and peer reviewed scientific studies or not. Some examples are: "rare ...
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How does the schedule for a vaccination in multiple injections work?

My doctor advised me to get vaccinated against the Japanese encephalitis before a trip to Cambodia. He recommended three injections in order to get protected for 10 years: a first injection, a second ...
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Is a general vaccine against getting a cold possible?

While the common cold is a broad disease, is it possible to get vaccinated? Is it possible at least in some future, or is it even in theory not possible?
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Minor feral cat scratch that bled 6 days ago. Rabies possibility?

I feed a feral cat and her litter of 4 5-week old kittens in my backyard. I got a small scratch on my hand which bled for a few minutes and heard it hiss. That's when the mom came and proceeded to ...
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Do I need to get re-immunized for immunities received prior to contracting measles?

One study has suggested that measles can lead to "immune memory loss", meaning immunities gained prior to measles infection can be lost. I had measles at age six. According to the (current) CDC ...
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Travelling to country with endemic measels - Do I need MMR shot renewed?

I was born in 1993, received my first MMR vaccine in 1994 and the booster in 1997. I'm about to travel to a country where vaccination rates are lower, and as a result, measels outbreaks still happen ...
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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Should everyone take an annula flu vaccine?

Flu is a disease of all ages, with worst complications and risk of death in babies and the elderly, but people of all ages can get very sick or be hospitalized.
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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?