My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Vaccines

Following Topic Unfollow Topic | 55 Following

 

Below is a list of questions with answers, relevant to the Topic you are interested in.

Q.
A.
The scientific evidence is clear that vaccines do not cause autism. The Institute of Medicine, IOM, issued a report in 2004 concluding that the MMR...
Posted:
10 of 15 found this helpful
Q.
A.
The available scientific data show that simultaneous vaccination with multiple vaccines has no adverse effects on the normal childhood immune system...
Posted:
1 of 3 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Combination vaccines have been used since the mid-1940s. They have been used for many years without evidence of adverse effects and just as...
Posted:
2 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Typical childhood vaccines do not have peanut allergen in them. I am cautious with the flu vaccine for those that are egg allergic, but most of the...
Posted:
3 of 10 found this helpful
Q.
A.
There has been ongoing controversy surrounding certain childhood vaccines and their relationship to autism. Many studies have looked at whether there...
Posted:
5 of 6 found this helpful
Q.
A.
To date, there is no convincing evidence that any vaccine can cause autism or any kind of behavioral disorder. A suspected link between the measles...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful
Q.
A.
California is now in the midst of a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic – the worst outbreak in the last 50 years. At last count, there were 1337...
Posted:
5 of 8 found this helpful
Q.
A.
I would really encourage all parents to vaccinate their infants at the recommended intervals. There is no advantage to spacing out, delaying or...
Posted:
1 of 1 found this helpful
Q.
A.
There is a different flu vaccine every year, based on the circulating strains. For the next season, we will only have ONE vaccine, covering all three...
Posted:
1 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Tiny doses of a mercury compound called thimerosal keep multidose vials of flu vaccine safe from contamination with bacteria. Before thimerosal was...
Posted:
2 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
The traditional flu shot contains proteins separated from the flu virus. Those proteins can't cause illness. But your immune system learns to...
Posted:
2 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Great question. The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines that FDA has approved will be manufactured in several formulations. Some will come in multi-dose...
Posted:
0 of 3 found this helpful
Q.
A.
My advice is just the opposite – your children should be vaccinated for seasonal and H1H1 flu. The problem with the H1N1 virus is that it is...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Pregnant women should get the flu shot -- a vaccine made with killed flu virus. This one is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The other type...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Immunizations protect babies, toddlers, and children against many childhood diseases that were once devastating and even deadly. The American Academy...
Posted:
1 of 7 found this helpful