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A review of vaccines being used currently as noted by their makers and some of their side effects.

Diphtheria

A toxiod derived from Corynebacterium diphtheria extoxin.

-- Can cause serve illness with or without fever

-- Can cause local irritation, and sterile abscess one or two weeks after injection.

-- Can cause anaphylactic reaction to vaccine.

Tetanus

Toxiod dirived from Clostridium tetanus exotoxin.

-- Can cause local redness and swelling.

-- Can cause severe illness with or without fever.

-- Can cause encephalopathic reaction to the vaccine.

Pertussis

Dervied from inactivated whole-cell becterial suspension of Bordetella pertussis.

-- Can cause Anaphlactic or enephalopathic reaction to the vacine.

-- Can cause moderate to severe illnemm with or without fever.

-- Can produce fever, irritability, swelling, sterile abscess, seizures, high fever, highpitched presistent crying.

Rubeola

Derived from live attenuated measles virus.

-- Can cause reaction to eggs, previous rubeola vaccine, or neomycin. Altered immune status. Fever, rash, rarely encephalitis.

Haemophilus Influenzae

Type b(Hib)

Derived from purified capsular polysacchride antigens conjugated to diphtheria protein, meningococcal protein, or tetanus protein.

-- Can cause moderate to severe illness with or without fever, tenderness, and rarely anaphylaxis.

Hepatitis B

Derived from inactivated viral surface antigen derived by means of recombinant D.N.A. technology.

-- Can cause anaphylactic reaction to previous H.B.V. vacine.

-- Can cause moderate or severe illness with or without fever.

-- Can cause joint pain, arthritis, rash, and fever.

Polio

Derived from live poliovirus types 1,2,3.

-- Can cause altered immune status, rarely paralysis, moderate to severe illness with or without fever.

Mumps

Derived from live attenuated mumps virus.

-- Can cause anaphylactic reaction to previous mumps vaccine, eggs or neomycin. Moderate to severe illness with or without fever. Altered immune status.

Rubella

Derived from live attenuated rubella virus.

-- Can cause anaphylactic raction to previous rubella vaccine, eggs, or nemoycin.

-- Can cause moderate or severe fever and illness.

-- Can alter immune status.

Pneumococcus

Derived from purified capsular polysacchride antigens and conjugate carrier.

-- Can cause local redness, pain, fever, myalgia, and, rarely, anaphylaxis.
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Date:Jan 1, 1994
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