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The Public Supports Parents Who Take Pertussis Precautions

This morning, the University of Michigan released its C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. This national poll measures public opinion and  perceptions regarding major health care issues...


What We've Learned From Flu Vaccination Data

Although the 2012-2013 influenza season may be behind us, there were several studies released this week that offered some interesting considerations for future flu seasons. First, there was discussion pertaining to the fact...


Helping Parents Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Earlier this week I was privy to a conversation in which a parent was expressing her concerns about her child’s upcoming immunization appointment. Admittedly, she was hesitant.  She had rejected vaccines in the past,...


Pediatricians Using Social Media For Good

As we wrap up National Infant Immunization Week, I want to acknowledge the many providers who continue to help parents understand the importance of childhood immunizations. While we may be fortunate to have...


Friday Flu Shot: CDC Provides Influenza Update

Influenza has hit the United States early this year.  I would be surprised if you’re not already aware of this, because there is so much discussion about it these days....


The "One Injection" Remedy for the Flu from ZDoggMD

I started National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) off with a little humor on Monday with Rick’s Rant.  And now look where it has led me. Today I’m concluding a week’s worth...


Don’t Be One.Get One.

December 2012 It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), and while I plan to focus on our national efforts to reduce the thousands of hospitalizations, and even deaths, that occur in the...


HPV Vaccination Still Not Where it Needs To Be

This morning I was reminded of the importance of  human papillomavirus vaccination after reading an article that appeared yesterday in Ob.Gyn. News.  As the parent of five daughters, and the friend...


Summer May Be Over But Billboard Sightings Continue

This past summer I spent a great deal of time in the car with the children, exploring different cities and seeing new sights.  When we travel to new areas, we seem to...


Immunizations Are Not Just for Kids

As a young child I could always depend on my parents to look after me.  Now, as a parent myself, I continually model my own upbringing and do all...