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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

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Flu Shot Or Spray: Which Is Safer?

Should my child get the flu shot or the nasal spray? more

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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

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How To Stop The Spread Of Preventable Childhood Diseases

Updated September 12, 2015 In the United States (U.S.), measles cases are higher than they have been in 20 years, even though the measles vaccine has a 99 percent effectiveness rate. The spread of the disease has been directly linked... more

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The High Costs Of NOT Vaccinating

Updated January 26, 2016 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 some or all of the recommended early vaccines are being delayed or refused... more

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Should I Get A Flu Shot If I Am Pregnant?

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

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Are Vaccines Safe?

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

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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

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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

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Vaccinations: Pneumococcal

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease is a general term used to categorize infections caused by a type of bacteria called streptococcus pneumoniae. Such infections include pneumonia (a lung infection), pneumococcal bacteremia (a blood infection), meningitis (an infection of the... more