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Most Common Side Effects of Vaccinations

A vaccination or immunization is used to help the body protect itself against specific types of viruses or bacteria. Typically, a ...

Child Immunization and a Swollen Arm

Your child's routine immunizations are meant to keep her healthy, but they are not always without some minor side effects. A m...

How to Tell If a Baby's Vaccine Is Infected?

Most babies survive their vaccinations with just a few tears and a day of irritability. In rare cases, infection at the vaccinatio...

DPT Vaccination Side Effects

The DPT vaccine, now commonly called the DTaP vaccine, is given to American children five times during their early lives, accordin...

Shingles Vaccine Side Effects

The shingles vaccine, brand name Zostavax, was licensed in 2006. The vaccine is comprised of the live virus that causes shingles. ...

Pros and Cons About the HPV Vaccine

The human papilloma virus, or HPV, is a viral infection primarily transmitted through sexual contact. It can cause genital warts a...

Radiation Therapy Side Effects on the Immune System

The immune system is responsible for keeping your body healthy and safe from attack by bacteria, viral and fungal infections. The ...

What Are the Dangers of Mucinex for Children?

Mucinex, an expectorant, is designed to break up mucus in the sinuses and throat. Children should only take Children's Mucinex...

Side Effects of a Meningitis Vaccine

Meningitis is a serious medical condition in which the membranous tissue (meninges) that surrounds and protects the brain and spin...

The Pros & Cons of Vaccinating Children

Edward Jenner who was a country physician from England created the first vaccine in 1796, according to Harvard Medical School. Jen...
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