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Routine Vaccines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 

Routine Vaccines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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Routine Vaccines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Author(s):

Tina Q. Tan

, John P. Flaherty

, and Melvin V. Gerbie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190604776.003.0003
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date: 17 September 2019

The natural history, signs and symptoms, prevention, and treatment of common vaccine preventable infectious diseases are introduced. Dosing, immunization schedules, contraindications, precautions, and administration of vaccines are discussed for patients of all ages. Frequently asked question sections at the end of each chapter summarize issues that clinicians commonly encounter in their practices. This chapter details each of the diseases and specific vaccines that are recommended throughout life. The clinical presentations, clinical courses, complications, and post-exposure and pre-exposure managements are detailed. Differences in the disease in childhood and adult ages are noted. International variations of the diseases and vaccine requirements of individual countries are noted. The transmissions, incubation periods of the diseases, natural, and vaccine-induced durations of immunity are discussed. FAQs offer helpful answers to many of the questions that this wide variety of conditions present.

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