Vaccinations

A vaccine is the preparation of dead microorganisms, living weakened microorganisms or inactivated toxins. Its administration induces the development of immunity and protection against a pathogen or toxin and is called a vaccination.

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Does Humana pay for flu vaccine?

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You will need to call your insurance provider to determine what they cover.
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Is it safe to take a shower a day after you get the flu shot?

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Yes, it is safe to take a shower a day after you get the flu shot. The shower does not affect how well the flu shot will protect you against the flu. The warm water may also be good for you to use to increase the circulation in the injection location and help reduce any inflammation or soreness (that can be a result of the vaccination in some people).
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Why do vaccines NOT protect against all viral diseases?

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Mutation. As the virus mutates, previous vaccines will no longer be effective.
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What was the vaccine given to children in the 1950s that left a scar on the arm?

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Smallpox vaccine left a scar on the arm. It was given into the 1960s.
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Are vaccines used to treat viruses or bacteria?

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Vaccines don't actually treat either one. Vaccines are used to PREVENT disease. Most vaccines protect against viruses, but there are some for bacteria, as well.
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Are you contagious after you receive the MMR vaccine?

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A vaccine STOPS you catching diseases and therefore being contagious. There is nothing in you that other people can catch!
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How do you use vaccines?

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There are oral vaccines and injectable vaccines.
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What is the principle of the evacuated collection system?

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asystem is evacuated when all non-condensable are removed from it in order to ensure that you have completely removed all non-condensable.
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Is there any benefit of having vaccines?

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No, they are very harmful to you and your body, and they're very badly researched by the doctors. Some doctors who give vaccines wont give them to their own children, because they know how bad they are.
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What is the full form of BCG vaccine?

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The full form of BCG vaccine is Bacillus Calmette-Guerin.
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How do vaccines give you immunity to diseases?

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Vaccines are given to teach your body how to deal with a particular disease. A vaccine is a dead or weak version of the germ that makes you sick. Your body is able to fight off this small intruder, and in the process develops antibodies that will protect you if you come into contact with the disease in the future.
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What happens if you get the Tdap vaccination twice?

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If a child or adult gets the Tdap vaccination twice, the centers for disease control and prevention report that there are no ill effects.
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What is the difference between vaccination and medication?

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Vaccination is used to prevent a disease and medication is used to treat a disease that someone has.
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What are the best defenses against human viral diseases?

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Vaccinations are the best defenses, along with proper hygiene to prevent the spread of the viruses, including frequent hand washing.
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What substance is in a flu vaccine that stimulates immunity?

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Influenza vaccines are made with either a weakened or dead version of the flu virus that you are getting the vaccination to prevent. The annual flu vaccinations in the US contain the three types of flu viruses that are most likely to be causing illness in that particular flu season, as determined by epidemiologists and virologists. The vaccines are called Live Attenuated (which means weakened) vaccines when they have active influenza viruses in them that provide immunity once your body reacts to the presence of the virus. But they are too weakened to actually make you sick. The annual flu vaccines that are administered in a nasal mist are made with LAIV (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine). Those flu vaccinations that are given with a needle are made with inactivated "dead" virus particles. When your immune system is alerted to the presence of these viruses, it provides an immune response that produces antibodies to prevent that type of virus from being able to make you sick in the future. See the related questions for more details about the ingredients in flu vaccines and other related information.
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How much does a Rabies vaccine cost?

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Different prices in different locations. If you're looking for the least expensive way would be to check in your area for Rabies Clinics--$10 approx. $15-$20 at most clinics. It is available for private use, but that's a bad idea since a rabies vaccination is not legally valid unless given in a clinic. That means if your dog bites someone it will be handled as an unvaccinated animal; those procedures vary by location.
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What does a vaccine stimulate?

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Vaccines stimulates the immune system to make antibodies
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Where can one go to find information on a smallpox vaccine?

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The website for the centers for disease control and prevention has information about the smallpox vaccine. It will inform you what smallpox is, what are the symptoms, and why you should get the vaccine.
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When did they stop giving the smallpox vaccine?

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== THE END OF ROUTINE SMALLPOX VACCINATION IN THE UNITED STATES == C. Henry Kempe M.D.1 1 Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Medical Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80220 1971 was the year in which the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, the Redbook Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Territorial Health Officers agreed that the time had come to discontinue routine primary smallpox vaccination for American children. As a result of this it may also be expected that school vaccination laws presently in effect in some 28 states will soon be repealed or will not be enforced with vigor. The American pediatrician views these developments with mixed feelings, since there have been extensive and often spirited debates regarding the timing for discontinuation of routine smallpox vaccination.
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How many children die from vaccines each year?

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i will say about 50,000 children die each year from vaccines

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