Daily Life - Vaccinations (C0351)

A:  Hello Mrs Parker, how have you been?
B:  Hello Dr Peters. Just fine thank you. Ricky and I are here for his vaccines.
A:  Very well. Let’s see, according to his vaccination record, Ricky has received his Polio, Tetanus and Hepatitis B shots. He is 14 months old, so he is due for Hepatitis A, Chickenpox and Measles shots.
B:  What about Rubella and Mumps?
A:  Well, I can only give him these for now, and after a couple of weeks I can administer the rest.
B:  Ok great. Doctor, I think I also may need a Tetanus booster. Last time I got it was maybe fifteen years ago!
A:  We will check our records and I’ll have the nurse administer the booster as well. Now, please hold Ricky’s arm tight, this may sting a little.

Key Vocabulary

vaccinea medical substance that protects people or animals
Polioacute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults
Tetanusan infectious, often fatal disease caused by a specific bacterium that enters the body through wounds
Hepatitisinflammation of the liver, caused by a virus or a toxin
Rubellaa mild contagious viral disease characterized by fever, mild upper respiratory congestion, and a fine red rash lasting a few days
ChickenpoxA disease common of children, characterized by mild headache and fever, and eruption of blisters on the skin
Measlesan acute infectious disease occurring mostly in children. red spots being a common sympton
Mumpscharacterized by inflammatory swelling of the usually other salivary glands

Supplementary Vocabulary

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