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I took the Hep A vaccine and then six months later took a booster and it supposedly lasts for life. But you have to get the booster. I read that Hep...
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You are unlikely to get sick if you take both shots at the same time. They are totally different vaccines, with different side-effects and...
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Fortunately, dangerous side effects or reactions to vaccines are few and rare. Reactions that are life-threatening or result in lasting disability...
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An adverse event following a vaccination can be any health problem that occurs after receipt of the vaccination. It doesn't necessarily have to be...
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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...
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The available scientific data show that simultaneous vaccination with multiple vaccines has no adverse effects on the normal childhood immune system...
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Combination vaccines have been used since the mid-1940s. They have been used for many years without evidence of adverse effects and just as...
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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...
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There has been ongoing controversy surrounding certain childhood vaccines and their relationship to autism. Many studies have looked at whether there...
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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...
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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...
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I would really encourage all parents to vaccinate their infants at the recommended intervals. There is no advantage to spacing out, delaying or...
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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...
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Tiny doses of a mercury compound called thimerosal keep multidose vials of flu vaccine safe from contamination with bacteria. Before thimerosal was...
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The traditional flu shot contains proteins separated from the flu virus. Those proteins can't cause illness. But your immune system learns to...
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