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an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

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For rabies, an initial vaccination is to be administered when a kitten is about 12 weeks of age, with a booster shot one year later and additional shots annually every three years thereafter, depending on the vaccine type and state or local regulations.
Children who received the initial measles vaccine will be given booster shots to improve their immunity against the measles virus.
Giving an update on the school-based immunization program, Garin said that by now, at least 50 percent of the 4.36 million Grade 1 and Grade 7 students in all public schools nationwide should have already been given the tetanus-diphtheria and measles-rubella booster shots.
The parents cannot be identified for legal reasons but Mr Justice Michael Moriarty has already heard evidence from the mother who has refused to allow her son to have the booster shots and the father who wants the injections administered.
Under the program, learners from kindergarten to Grade 7 will receive vaccines for measles-rubella while those in Grades 1 and 7 will get booster shots of tetanus-diphtheria.
Jewel-Osco pharmacy will also offer tetanus booster shots and pneumonia and shingle vaccines.
Zuniga says that a live-virus vaccine would have the benefit of lifetime immunity without the need for booster shots. As for the fear of infection, he says, "At what point does it become irrational when there is the potential to prevent 8,000 new infections a day?" Apparently others agree.
Howard Weiner of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston presented data showing that booster shots of intravenous Cytoxan, given every two months over two years after the initial Cytoxan treatment, allowed a subgroup of patients to become more stable than those who received no boosters.
By late 1984, the vaccine had become so scarce that 18-month and preschool booster shots had to be postponed for many children, and the price of the vaccine had tripled.
For any vaccines or booster shots you receive, be sure to keep a written record for future reference.
After that, monthly booster shots are necessary, all yearround, for about five to eight years.
But company officials stress that it is still too early to determine the effectiveness of the vaccine, the possibility of long-term side effects and whether or not booster shots will be required.
Research has not yet determined when booster shots need to be scheduled, but it is likely that they will be needed.
As a safeguard youngsters in the Rhondda Taff Ely area will receive booster shots against the disease.
In Spite of Your Doctor about tetanus "booster" shots, "Today, I question whether booster shots are ever needed and even whether the administration of tetanus antitoxin makes any sense.