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Why Some Kids Need a Second Dose Of Flu Vaccine

Recently we received this question on our Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page: “My child has already received his first dose of flu vaccine over a month ago, but lately I’ve...


The Chickenpox Vaccine and Shedding Concerns

Recently we received this question on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page: “My daughter and one of our friend’s daughters are the same age – 15months. I vaccinate, she...


Even Blogging Requires A Bit of Housekeeping

This post is a response to a question that has been repeatedly asked of me by a certain participant here on this blog.  Since the question was posed to me publicly,...


It's Not to Early to Be Thinking About the Flu

Last year I ran a weekly series that I called the Friday Flu Shot.  Each week I focused on various flu-related topics such as the importance of flu shots for...


The Pertussis Outbreak and the Impact of Vaccination

There has been a great deal of coverage regarding the current pertussis outbreaks we are seeing all across the country. In the past few weeks we have seen countless...


Vaccine Questions Answered The Real Simple Way

Ever wish you had access to immunization experts who could address your most pressing questions about vaccines? Well, thanks to REAL SIMPLE magazine, fifteen of the most frequently asked questions about...


Just Ask! A Simple Request to Save Your Baby’s Life

I just read some interesting survey results  in Health News Digest regarding the risk of pertussis in infants. “A large majority of parents with children aged 2 years and younger...


Concerns About Vaccine Storage

Yesterday morning I woke to a message from a parent who was concerned about a report she saw on ABC News. Apparently Good Morning America was recapping the Nightline investigation from the night prior which...


No Link Between Vaccines and Autism, but False Belief Persists

A new study, which investigated data from the National Immunization Surveys published between 1995 and 2006, confirms what public health advocates already suspected.  As the Medical Daily blog reported yesterday, the study...


Evaluating Vaccines Requires Critical Thinking

Most of the topics I post about on this blog are intended to encourage conversation about solutions to immunization challenges.  However, more often than not, the comment section on...