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 other chronic diseases (including those involving the heart and kidneys). This vaccination would rarely be given to children.
- 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 or leg. Infants and children should be […]
- Vaccination, serum hepatitis
The term “serum hepatitis” is not used anymore. There are other hepatitis viruses that are transmitted by blood also. Would definitely call this Hep B in all contexts and remove this term.
- Vaccination, Td
Td is the vaccine given to children over six and adults as boosters for immunity to diphtheria and tetanus.
- Vaccination, varicella
See Chickenpox immunization.
- 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. Yellow fever is an acute systemic (bodywide) illness caused by […]