Vaccine

What is Vaccine?

A means of disease protection using antibodies. We can either provide direct antibodies(passive vaccination) or stimulate the body to produce its own antibodies by exposing it to a weaker for of a germ of a death germ. It can be administered by mouth or by injections. Some need more than one dose for effective protection. Others need booster doses after sometime to keep protection valid, etc

Questions and answers on "Vaccine"

I had shingles about three months ago, am a women 52 yeas old, should I get the vaccine or not?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes, should consider using

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes you should consider using the vaccine.

It is indicated in persons over the age of 50 according to the FDA.
Originally it was only intended for persons over the age of 60 but in 2011, this was...

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My tabbies vaccine date is 12/09/2017 but I m not available here so I can inject vaccine tommarow please tell me

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, not a problem

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Yes, you can get the vaccine tomorrow.

I hope you meant rabies vaccine.

Let me know if I could help further....

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Hi i have given my daughter oral polio on Sunday by govt. And Monday she had her 10th week vaccine. Is it safe?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is safe - don't worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi....it is safe. Don't worry. The polio drops you have given is only extra and needs to be given as part of pulse polio immunization. Nothing to worry even if you have given 10th week vaccine the next day

Regards - Dr....

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I have taken my 4 vaccines for rabies as per 5 dose schedule . For my first 3 vaccines I took rabipur, but for the 4th one I took verorab since rabipur was not available at the place where I was during that time. Is that ok or it could create any issues? I believe rabipur and verorab have the same content so they can be easily substituted.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
they are interchangable

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

there is no problem to substitute the vaccine. Rabipur and verorab are interchangable.

Kind Regards!

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My 6 year old daughter had street dog bite .immediatley TT and anti rabie vaccines are given.
is it compusolry to give HRIG vaccine on first day.
Anil XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If given, it needs to be given on the first day (at the earliest)

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Rabies is a lethal disease. In case the dog was rabid, and if prior immunity was not...

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Hi Doctor,
Iam thinking of taking Swine Flu H1N1 vaccine, but i have high SGPT count(from liver function test) and also taking anti depressant tablets(escitalopram 5mg and amisulphride 50mg) and . Will this interfere with the vaccine in any form or shall I go ahead and take the vaccine ? What is the name of the vaccine that should be taken for the same ?

Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
HiNi virus

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic.

I do understand your concern

“As” per your question you can take the vaccine without any problem and it has no interaction with both antidepressant. You can take [Flucelvax] in Intramuscular only.

Hope that...

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Can having the varicella vaccine make an outbreak of shingles less severe?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the vaccine won't make the outbreak less severe. There is a special vaccine for shingles but it does not help during the outbreak either. If you're having frequent problems with shingles you can do the vaccine (zostavax).

For the current outbreak...

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My 7 year old son told me yesterday that he was scratched by a 2 month old puppy a week ago, the scratch is a pin sized on his ankle and there is no pain or swelling as if now.I took him to the doctor , he gave a medicine named Brutal 10ml, single dose.Kindly advise as a tetanus injection or some other vaccines must be given

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need to give TT and also antirabies vaccine please

Detailed Answer:
Hi... whatever it is, it is an animal contact and your kids will definitely require not only TT injection but also anti Rabies vaccine course. I suggest you consult pediatrician regarding this.

It needs to be...

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Hi. My partner has developed shingles. I have never had chicken pox. However ironically I got the first dose of the chicken pox vaccine just before Christmas. What is the likelihood of me contracting chicken pox from the shingles if I have not has the 2nd vaccine yet, ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
85% protective!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

85% of persons who have received only a single dose of shingle vaccine are protected. This means there is still a 15% probability that you are not protected. I suggest you get this second dose as soon as possible.

I hope this helps. I wish you...

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My son is 9 months and 18 days and we went to doctor for influenza vaccination. but he gave him hepatitis A vaccination which was due at 18th month. is there any side effects. do we need to worry. what should we do now?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry - hepatitis is indicated at 12 months - Nothing will happe

Detailed Answer:
Hi... Nothing to worry please.

Only thing is that the vaccine may not be effective and you need to vaccinate the baby at 12 months again with a booster at 18 months.

I suggest you use killed...

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Recent questions on  Vaccine

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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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Greetings! Brother, I was bitten by dog on 14th January 2014 in the morning around 6. a.m. Around 6.45 a.m I went to clinic and they wiped it. Then around 10 a.m on the day I was given a tetanus injection and started taking antibiotic for a week. Evening around 5 p.m I was given a anti rabies vaccination. I was given anti rabies vaccination for 14 days consequatively around nipple and then after 10 days 1 injection then 10 days after 1 injection and after 10 days last injection. So total 17 injections around the nipple. That means, January - 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,\ Feb 6, 16, 26 dates I was given a anti rabies vaccination. On 16th Feb. I had a food poison due to the juice (awakadu) which I was taken outside. Again I was given anti biotic. I completed it. After food poison I feel in my mouth I am getting saliva. Doctor checked my blood they told I have a 108 sugar and 225 is a colostratral. Yet dog is alive and owner of the dog says it is in a good condition. Can you please tell me if possible the reasons of saleva I am getting it. I am also not feeling hungry. If time permits kindly reply brother. With respects, moses

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hi my daughter has a lump on her arm sticking out about 3 millimeters with a small black bruise like thing on in the middle. it is right where she had her injections. what could this be? also she had one on her leg which is slowly going away (over 2 years) this is also where she got vaccinated

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I am going to Cambodia on November 3rd on a mission trip. On Sept 20, I began my series of required vaccinations. I received the Hep A and B vaccines that day. About 4 hours after getting the vaccines, I began having pain in my right shoulder, collarbone and down my right arm. I still have pain in these areas, sometimes mild and sometimes moderate to severe. In the last week I have developed pain in my right jaw, temple, ear and the right side of my neck. Is this the result of the vaccines. I m starting to get concerned.

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I am 38 years old and was scratched by a stray dog 2 days ago. Since I have been bitten by a dog before, I know the drill. I went to buy Rabipur but as it was unavailable, I bought Vaxirab N. Now, I know that I need to take 5 dosage of Vaxirab N...

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Hi, I am Amit. I have an open wound in my fingers. 2 days ago, I think but I am not sure, a stray dog licked it mistakenly. Should I take anti - rabies injection. I have been bitten 4 years ago and took the injection. Since Rabipur isn't...

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I have had shingles twice and had treatment and the shingles vaccine . My shingles were on the left side of my body, under the breast and around my back to the spine, I now have nerve pain , but it has now moved to my right breast and is extremely...

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