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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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