booster shot


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Synonyms for booster shot

an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

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Open questions include whether a booster shot will be needed because of waning protection, and whether vaccinating males will prevent genital warts, reduce rates of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis and anus, and reduce HPV transmission to women.
If a horse has already been vaccinated with two shots, owners should talk to their vets about a booster shot, Hansen said.
Furthermore, the Center for Disease Control recommends all adults over the age of 65 receive a yearly pneumococcal vaccine and that all adults get a Td booster shot every 10 years.
The response was best after the booster shot, but signs of immunity were already present 2 weeks after the first injection, Gambotto says.
(2) Everyone should have a booster shot of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine every 10 years;
The Center for Disease Control recommends all adults over 65 receive a one-time pneumococcal vaccine annually and that every 10 years all adults get a Td booster shot. In addition, it is crucial that shots are received on the correct schedule.
Earlier, researchers tested a vaccine that entails three injections of Ebola DNA over 2 months, followed 12 weeks later by a booster shot of an adenovirus modified to carry genes for Ebola virus proteins.
At 14 days after the booster shot, all but one subject had anti-HBs levels of at least 10 mIU/mL; the remaining subject achieved at least 10 mIU/mL by 30 days.
Results showed she had a low immunity to the disease and was asked to go for a booster shot of vaccine.
The Center for Disease Control recommends all adults over the age of 65 receive a pneumonia shot every year and that all adults get a Td booster shot every 10 years.
After a booster shot 6 months later, all those receiving either of the vaccines showed stronger immunity, the researchers report in the August Nature Medicine.
Two research groups, including scientists from New England, the Midwest, and the mid-Atlantic states--three regions of high Lyme disease incidence--report in the July 23 New England Journal of Medicine that anti-Lyme vaccines showed some effectiveness in the first year after inoculation and conferred strong protection after a booster shot a year later.
adults submit to a booster shot for an infection that causes a cough?
If this fell below 50 ng/ml, they received a booster shot, the team explains in the Aug.
Glaser's team gave 48 medical students a hepatitis vaccine injection, followed by another injection one month later and a booster shot five months after that.