Immunizations

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  1. BlessedX4

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    Does anyone have a current list of what immunizations they should have and by when?

    I feel certain we are up-to-date but my son thought tetanus (TD) shots were supposed to be "renewed" every 7 years and I though it was 10...
     
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    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    I would bet Hep A, Chicken Pox (or had disease), Meningococcal, Tetanus, Pertussis, Dipheria, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hep B, and possibly influenza- these are pretty much the basic immunizations. Most have to have been renewed within the last 10 years (according to my doctor).
     
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    :jaw: Boy am I glad I don't have your doctor!! Wow - he told you to renew ALL your immunizations? every 10 years?

    Most of your immunizations were done by the time you were 6 years old... I may have to do some extensive research on this. If I find out that I am wrong, I apologize ahead of time!

    I will post my findings if anyone wants to know...
     
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    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    No, I didn't mean all of them by most (sorry for that I should have said some) :)... ones like tetanus should be renewed every 10 years, etc.
     
  5. BlessedX4

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    Apparently the CDC likes to change things from time to time as to what is a "required" immunization. There are several shots that are now required that were not about 10 or so years ago.

    I think the most important one is one that is recommended for all college freshman - the shot that immunizes against meningitis(sp?). And they need to have a current(within 6 months) TB skin test.

    I'll post a full list if I can find one!
     

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