Adults


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...


Importance of Immunizations Across the Lifespan

Until this past year, I can only remember one occasion where a doctor had ever suggested I consider an adult immunization.  So while we place a great deal of...


College Students Need Protection Too

Shots aren’t just for babies. In fact, it is recommended that children receive booster shots for various preventable diseases throughout their adolescent years.  And recently, since bacterial meningitis has proven to be a serious,...


Friday Flu Shot: Flulapalooza

One of the latest and greatest achievements to gain recognition at Vanderbilt University was not academic….or was it? Just this past Wednesday, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center offered flu vaccines to faculty,...


Immunization Awareness, Initiative and Action

Awareness While immunization awareness is important all throughout the year, August is typically designated as National Immunization Awareness Month.  This is the time of year when parents prepare for...