Vaccination

What is Vaccination?

Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.

Questions and answers on "Vaccination"

My son first painful vaccination then we switched to painless vaccination as per the suggestion of the doctor. Now we are at a place where painless vaccination is not available can we again go for painful vaccination. Is there any harm or difference in again going for painful vaccination.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
You may give the vaccine shot whether it is painful or not.
There is no difference in immunity generated.
There is no harm and you need not worry about it.
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
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Hi dr. I got bitten by my friend's dog last July 2013 and had the complete anti-rabies vaccination. And today, January 23,2014, i got bitten again by my pet dog. Should i undergo again with a complete anti-rabies vaccination? Thank you :) please help.

doctor1 MD

hi..if ur pet dog is healthy with no signs of any ill health, then there is no need to take anti-rabies vaccination. Take TT vaccination. however, if ur still suspicious, there is no harm in taking anti rabies vaccination once again. observe ur dog for few days for any signs of ill health. good...

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hello there...i have been taking anti rabies vaccination ...since 23/04/2012(1st-23 April 2012,2nd-26april 2012,3rd- 30 April 2012 and 4th-7 may 2012) only last is due on 21 may 2012...i want to ask that does smoking affect anti rabies vaccination...as directly it doesn t not interact with blood..and vaccination is given in blood.. as i smoked today after 23 April

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No smoking will not affect the immunity stimulated by the vaccination. Ensure that you complete the vaccination course meticulously.

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hello Dr. My daughter is 5 months old and I did not start her pcv vaccine earlier at the age of 2 months. is it safe to start pcv vaccine now? how many doses will be required if we start now and at what interval? what will be the cost of pcv vaccination in India?

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Brief Answer:
Hi

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
Schedule of pcv is:
-6weeks to 6months of age 3doses are to be give 4weeks apart.
7months to 11months- 2doses 4weeks apart.

Regarding price
Synflorix will cost you 2000per dose.
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hii doc m from india i have completed post exposure vaccination twice including this year .12 days ago my dog bite me on my thumb its not deep.just a small bite and little blood comes out?do i need rabies vaccination again.my dog is vaccinated .he got his shot in this january?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for your query.
Since the bite is on thumb and blood has come out, its cat 3 bite. And since you have received the complete doses of prophylaxis, then you must receive two doses of vaccine on day 0 and day 3, as per WHO. it says...
''For rabies-exposed patients who have previously...

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I vaguely remember that I had taken Hepatitis vaccination during my school day, about 12-14 years back. Would there be any ramifications if I administer the vaccination again ? I am now 30 years old.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No adverse effects...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I presume you are discussing about Hepatitis B vaccination.

In general re-vaccinating when you have been vaccinated earlier does not cause any adverse effects. However many studies have revealed re-vaccination is not of real benefits if...

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I am 4 weeks pregnant , I was underweight just before I concived and after struggling a lot for weight gain now put on only 1/2 to 1 kgs extra which is still not enough for normal BMI so I want to know which medicines and vaccinations I should take during pregnancy and how can i still gain weight ..

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Hello doctor...my problem is I was having my period normal until last month and this month I had my hep b vaccination n before 2 days of vaccination I had my intercouse and m not having my period for the month of february can I knw what makes my menstrual late?

doctor1 MD

hello
welcome to HCM
usually vaccination doesnot delay periods. since you had intercourse (unprotected) and you didnt had menses since last month then i will advice to go for pregnancy test.
thank you

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sir , my pet dog bite me on 12th january 2014 so i took the vaccine 0,3, 7 th day after vaccination ie from bite- 0, 4th ,11th day. it was over by january 22-2014. but again my dog bit me on march 2nd-2014. do i need vaccination. if so, how many days and in what intervel.

doctor1 MD

Hi & Welcome.
If your pet dog's vaccination certificate is not valid then you need to take two booster doses of anti rabies vaccines on day 0 & 3 irrespective of the interval from previous complete vaccination.
Don't forget to vaccinate your pet dog against rabies annually and keep its...

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hello doctor my boy baby born on 26,nov 2010.doctor told to put pneumococcal 7 vaccine she told it cost 4100 rs. we are not able to spend that much . does this vaccination is complusory to indian babies.for what purpose this helps. if we donot put this injections any problems will come.

doctor1 MD

This vaccination prevents pneumococal infection which is a cause of pneumonia, meningitis and other infection. It costs 1300 rupee per injection. If ur financial condition allow, u should go for it.

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Hi my name is Dessy and I d like to ask you about my daughter condition, she s 6 months old baby ; has a persistance exzema on her face; its start 2 days after the second DPT+HIB+OPV vaccine. it s already 45 days per now. Do you have a tip how to eradicate the redness/ inflammation on her face. I already give her hydrocortisone 1% + physiogel cream for the last 14 days. (before that, her pediatrician give her advantan ointment + kamilosan cream). thanks before

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I have been exposed to the flu and didn t get a vaccination. Is it too late to get one? Would it help prevent me from getting the flu also? Nevermind. If I have to pay for a simple answer, I ll call the clinic for free. What a scam you all have going here.

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Sister with special needs 45 years old. Just had 2 gran mals and black vomit . In hospital with suspected infection of something? Suspect high temp caused seizures. What is black vomit from? Chest infection? Special needs from birth, epilepsy from bad vaccination back in the 60 s Ireland!

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my child is 4 and half month old,yesterday easyfive vaccine was given to him and because of that he is crying and irritating.I am giving him crocin drops but despite of that he is crying.what should i do.I have Meftal drops with me right now.Should i give this and if yes how much drops....

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