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  1. Vaccination, measles Vaccination, measles
    Vaccination, measles: See Immunization, MMR....
  2. Vaccination, mumps Vaccination, mumps
    Vaccination, mumps: See Immunization, MMR....
  3. Vaccination, pneumococcal pneumonia Vaccination, pneumococcal pneumonia
    Vaccination, pneumococcal pneumonia: This vaccine, which prevents one of the most common and severe forms of pneumonia, is usually given only once in a lifetime, usually after the age of 55, to someone with ongoing lung problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma) or ot...
  4. Vaccination, polio Vaccination, polio
    Vaccination, polio: The vaccines available for vaccination against polio are OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) and IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine). OPV is still the preferred vaccine for most children. As its name suggests, it is given by mouth. IPV, or Inactivated Polio Vaccine is given as a shot in the arm...
  5. Vaccination, rubella Vaccination, rubella
    Vaccination, rubella: See Immunization, MMR. ...
  6. Vaccination, serum hepatitis Vaccination, serum hepatitis
    Vaccination, serum hepatitis: Serum hepatitis is hepatitis B (hep B). Hep B vaccine gives prolonged protection, but 3 shots over a half year are usually required. All infants in the U.S. receive hep B vaccine. Two vaccines (ENGERIX-B, and RECOMBIVAX-HB) are available in the US. The first dose...
  7. Vaccination, Td Vaccination, Td
    Vaccination, Td: Td is the vaccine given to children over six and adults as boosters for immunity to diphtheria and tetanus. ...
  8. Vaccination, varicella Vaccination, varicella
    Vaccination, varicella: See Chickenpox immunization....
  9. Vaccination, yellow fever Vaccination, yellow fever
    Vaccination, yellow fever: A live attenuated (weakened) viral vaccine that is recommended for people traveling to or living in tropical areas in the Americas and Africa where yellow fever occurs. Because it is a live vaccine, it should not be given to infants or people with immune-system problems. Y...
  10. Vaccine, flu Vaccine, flu
    Vaccine, flu: The flu (influenza) vaccine is recommended for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza infection. Those include: Everyone age 65 or more; People with chronic diseases of the heart; People with chronic diseases of the lung; People with chronic diseases of the...
  11. Vaccine, German measles Vaccine, German measles
    Vaccine, German measles: A vaccine designed to prevent rubella, or German measles. German measles was once seen merely as a child's unpleasant rite of passage. It was thought to be a mild malady that was usually over and done in three days. So what? Then an outbreak of rubella began in 1964. It l...
  12. Vaccine, inactivated polio Vaccine, inactivated polio
    Vaccine, inactivated polio: See: Polio vaccine, inactivated....
  13. Vaccine, influenza Vaccine, influenza
    Vaccine, influenza: The influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza virus infection. Those include: Everyone age 65 or more; People with chronic diseases of the heart; People with chronic diseases of the lung; People with chronic dis...
  14. Vaccine, killed polio Vaccine, killed polio
    Vaccine, killed polio: See: Polio vaccine, inactivated....
  15. Vaccine, live polio Vaccine, live polio
    Vaccine, live polio: See: Polio vaccine, oral....