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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: What Advice Would You Give Your Pediatrician?

Later this week, I will have the privilege of speaking with a group of pediatricians about the topic of vaccine hesitancy.  While it’s not a subject that is new to...


There’s Value in Vaccines, Even When Not 100% Effective

Does the fact that vaccines are not 100% effective mean that they have no value in preventing disease? Certainly not. When we are vaccinated, we expect that the shot we receive will prevent...


Why Hepatitis B Vaccine is Not a Lifestyle Vaccine

This weekend, a colleague brought something to my attention that I’ve been thinking about all weekend.  It was a tweet that read as follows: VaxCalc:  HPV (Gardisil) and Hep-B are lifestyle...


A Family Struggles to Understand Seizures Following Vaccination

It’s understandable that parents can be concerned about adverse reactions to vaccines.  Although they are rare, we know they exist.  However, from a medical standpoint, it’s also important that...


Choosing Vaccination For Your Child Is An Informed Decision

When it comes to issues regarding disease prevention, our choices impact our children now and throughout their adult life.  Whether we choose to vaccinate our children or not, or...


When Will Wakefield Get the Justice He Deserves?

If you follow immunization news at all, than you probably know the name Andrew Wakefield pretty well.  In fact, you’re probably tired of hearing it. Personally, I try to...


Wrapping Up the Year with Our Most Popular Posts

When I was first approached to contribute to this blog, I wasn’t sure I would have enough material to contribute on a regular basis.  Since then, I’ve recognized that when...


The CDC and Contagion Continued

Last month, in a post entitled The Villian is a Virus, I wrote about an event I attended in which a special panel of experts from the Centers for Disease...


Friday Flu Shot: Personal Experience

October marks the official start of influenza season.  To  highlight the dangers of the flu and the benefits of vaccination, I plan to incorporate a new feature called “Friday Flu Shots”...


It's All Been Said Before, But Not Quite Like This

Maybe you’ve seen this already, but this is one blog post definitely worth reading, saving and passing on. Dr. Rachel Dunlop, a medical researcher, science communicator and campaigner for science-based medicine...