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Dr.Mool Chand Gupta 93% (36937ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Get flu and pneumonia vaccination for adults to prevent flu/pneumonia.
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Hi, she got chicken pox is there any vaccinations available for her, if there is any side effects because of vaccinations.

Dr.G.R. Agrawal 96% (28375ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, she got chicken pox is there any vaccinations available for her, if there is any side effects because of vaccinat...
Hello, Lybrate user, I being a homoeopath can suggest a good homoeopathic anti chicken pox (prophylactic) medicine.@ Variollinum 30-6 pills -6 pills 1 dose 3 days. Tk, care.
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Is gardasil vaccine all 3 doses are the same or they are different? Mention full name of vaccines.

Dr.Swati Atish Pagare 92% (131ratings)
MD-Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Gardasil vaccine, if taken between 9-15 years of age, only 2 doses r needed (6 months apart). Between 15-45 years of age, you need 3 doses, 0, at 2 months & 6 months. All doses r same.
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I want a prescription for Zostavax vaccine & pneumovax23 vaccine as I want to get vaccinated.

Dr.Nirav Patel 85% (46ratings)
MBBS,D.Ped., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college, Belgaum , Boston University, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I want a prescription for Zostavax vaccine & pneumovax23 vaccine as I want to get vaccinated.
You can get your vaccination done from local Pediatrician but as they are special vaccines you need to inform doctor prior going there as they have to arrange it specially for you.
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Why Vaccination Is Required Against Chicken Pox?

Dr.Major Naveen Tandon 93% (476ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Lucknow
Why Vaccination Is Required Against Chicken Pox?

Chickenpox or varicella is a type of viral infection that causes itchy rashes accompanied by tiny fluid-filled blisters. It is highly communicable to those who have not experienced this disease earlier or have not been immunized against it through vaccination

The vaccine against chickenpox is a shot protecting anyone, who has already contracted the disease. It is known as the varicella vaccine since chicken pox is triggered by the virus called varicella-zoster. The vaccine is prepared from a living but a weakened virus.

Why would you require a chicken pox virus?

  1. The risk behind the condition aggravating into something life threatening is high among adults, infants and people possessing a weak immunity system as they are prone to developing serious complications as well. There is no way you can predict who would be the next prey.
  2. The illness is extremely contagious and can get transmitted either through air while coughing or sneezing or by direct contact especially with the fluid present in the chicken pox blisters. For this reason, you need to stay segregated until and unless all your blisters have dried up or crusted over. The illness may induce itchy rashes all over your body along with fussiness, cough and headaches.
  3. The vaccine is recommended for all adults and adolescents who have not been infected by chicken pox ever earlier. A vaccine called MMRV offers a combined protection against varicella, rubella, mumps and measles.
  4. The vaccine has to be administered in two shots. However the medicines are not devoid of mild side effects,for instance, swelling in the region where you have been injected alongside mild rashes.

Who should not opt for the vaccine?

  1. Pregnant women since the effect of the vaccine on your fetus is yet to be unraveled
  2. People who are allergic to neomycin and gelatin ( a gelatin-free varicella vaccine is actually available)
  3. People suffering from diseases caused due to a weak immunity system or taking high dosage of steroids
  4. Cancer patients who have to be treated with chemotherapy, drugs and X-rays
  5. People who have had a blood transfusion in about five months before receiving the shot.
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Hi Sir, I want to take all types of vaccines available for STD’s where can I get?

Dr.M.M.Ramesh Bopaiya 87% (49ratings)
MD - Paediatrics
Currently only the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine is available for adolescent girls. My suggestion is: - Avoid multiple sexual partners Practice safe sex (use condoms)
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Mr. Vaccine and MMR Vaccine are same or not? I had given my child MMR Vaccine some time ago whether should I have to him give Mr. Vaccine also.

Dr.K.B Rangaswamy 91% (2169ratings)
MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Mr. Vaccine and MMR Vaccine are same or not? I had given my child MMR Vaccine some time ago whether should I have to ...
MMR is superior to Mr. vaccine as it has additional mumps coverage which is also potentially dangerous infection.
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Vaccination for Newborns and Adults

Dr.B.M Lava 93% (8479ratings)
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Vaccination for Newborns and Adults

The immune system is extremely important in an individual's system. A strong immune system helps to combat the invasion of foreign particles and consequently resists the diseases.  Vaccination in such a context becomes imperative as it strengthens an individual's immunity. In vaccination, antigens or germs are given in very small doses. They stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight against that particular infection. Vaccinations are provided to both children and adults to protect them from a number of diseases.  However, different vaccinations are provided in different ages according to the susceptibility to diseases.

Some of the vaccinations that are provided to newborns are:

1. Hepatitis B vaccine: This vaccination is given in order to prevent the child from having Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that if persists can lead to liver failure or even liver cancer. This vaccine must be injected immediately after the birth of the baby. The first dose must be followed by administering a second dose within a span of a month or two. 

2. Rotavirus Vaccine (RV): This vaccine, taken orally, prevents the infant from Rotavirus. This virus causes vomiting and diarrhea in children that often leads to severe dehydration. This vaccine is administered within two to four months of the baby's birth. Sometimes, on doctor's prescription a second dose may be necessary in the sixth month. 

3. Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids: This is a combination of various vaccines that protects the child from tetanus and diphtheria. Newborns are extremely prone to diphtheria that causes fatal illness and sometimes even deaths in children. This vaccination thereby, is extremely important and must be administered within two or four months and must be followed up with secondary doses later under the doctor's supervision. Vaccinations do not end with childhood. In many cases adults too need to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Some of them are:

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: You can get this vaccination if there is any risk of you suffering from Hepatitis A. Much like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A too is an acute liver disease. This is extremely fatal and is seldom accompanied by any symptoms. 
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: This is a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical dysplasia in women and men.  The apt age for both men and women for this vaccination differs. Women who are twenty six years of age or younger and men below or at the age of twenty one are most suitable for this vaccination. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Vaccination During COVID-19!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
Vaccination During COVID-19!

The current guidelines suggest to take primary vaccination like bcg/ easysix/pentavac/ mmr on priority basis on time
Precaution to b taken is to inform prior to visiting hospital n avoid crowding.
Booster vaccination can b delayed

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I haven't taken hepatitis vaccine neither b nor c till now. Please let me know the vaccines that I need to have.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (31828ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I haven't taken hepatitis vaccine neither b nor c till now.
Please let me know the vaccines that I need to have.
You don't need those vaccines. If you are at high risk of getting the exposure then only take it. It is necessary for medical attendants.
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