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Posts Tagged ‘immunization’

No More Chicken Pox?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

It is always good news when I read research based studies that validate that vaccines are one of the most important advances in public health.  Case in point: a recent article in Pediatrics entitled, “Near Elimination of Varicella Deaths in the U.S. after Implementation of the Vaccination Program”. Confirmation how well a vaccine can work. (more…)

Flu Shot Could Save Your Child’s Life

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Although childhood deaths from the flu are unusual, they do happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report stating that 115 children died of flu-related causes last year.  Less than a quarter of the victims had received the flu vaccine. Experts said that the vaccine more than likely could have saved the lives of these children. (more…)

Pregnant? Get Your Flu Shot!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Pregnant and wondering if you should get a flu shot? The short answer is yes! Not only are you protecting yourself, you’re passing on protection to your baby. (more…)

HPV Vaccination Rates Fall Behind

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A controversial vaccine, that prevents most cervical cancers, is not being utilized by about half of female teens, and less than a third have gotten all three recommended doses. Is misinformation the cause ? (more…)

Flu Vaccine for 2011-2012

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I know, I know…. It’s hard to even think about the flu season when it’s hot enough outside to bake a potato on the sidewalk. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is already preparing for the 2011-2012 flu season. (more…)

Measles Exposure on an Airplane

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I know you have read previous blogs on immunizations.  I have re-iterated many times, that despite the perception of some, many vaccine preventable diseases have not been eradicated from the United States and some may just be a “plane ride away”. (more…)

RSV Season in Full Swing

Monday, February 28th, 2011

During the next few months, parents are urged to watch for signs of a lung infection that could turn deadly or cause lifelong health problems in their infants. (more…)

Second Dose of Chicken Pox Vaccine Recommended

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Yale researchers recommend a double dose of the chicken pox vaccine to prevent illness in children. (more…)

Autism & Vaccine Study Details

Friday, January 7th, 2011

A 1998 study, that linked the MMR vaccine to autism, has been found to be false.  (more…)

Soothing Your Sick Infant

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The holidays can be a great time for relatives and friends to meet the “new” baby in the family. It can also be a time for baby’s first outing into crowded shopping malls, restaurants, and movie theaters where babies can be exposed to viruses and bacteria that make it difficult to escape common illnesses such as colds and flu. (more…)