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How To Protect An Unvaccinated Baby

It’s no wonder that immunizations are at the top of the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century” list. Thanks to the development of these immune-boosting medications, most U.S. parents today and their children have never experienced illnesses... more


Flu Shot Or Spray: Which Is Safer?

Updated May 1, 2015 It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive... more


Does My Baby Need A Vitamin K Shot?

Will the hospital require a nurse to administer a vitamin K shot to my baby immediately after birth? more


Why Parents Aren’t Doing More To Stop The Spread Of Preventable Childhood Diseases

I’ll be the first to admit that when I took my eldest child to the pediatrician for routine vaccinations, I wondered: “Pertussis? Measles? Rubella? No one gets sick with these diseases anymore! Why is he getting these shots?” But more... more


Cost-Savings Benefits Of Childhood Vaccinations

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an updated schedule of recommended vaccines for infants and children. Yet it’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 10 children do not receive the recommended vaccinations, and... more


Mapping The Need For Vaccinations

It has been the myth heard ’round the pediatric world: Vaccinations cause autism. In spite of evidence to the contrary and a retraction of the primary article staking this claim, some parents remain concerned about vaccination-related injury. “Why does my... more


Should I Get A Flu Shot If I Am Pregnant?

Is it safe for pregnant women to get a flu shot? more


Are Vaccines Safe?

Are vaccines as effective and safe as many health organizations say they are? more


Vaccinations: Rotavirus

Updated July 7, 2015 What is rotavirus? The leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide, rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to watery diarrhea, rotavirus often causes fever,... more


Vaccinations: Polio

What is polio? Poliomyelitis, better known as polio, is a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and can lead to paralysis. It is caused by a virus in the throat and intestinal tract, and is most often spread... more