Immunizations Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Chicken Pox Vaccine

    Chicken Pox Vaccine

    No matter how much is known about a vaccine before it is licensed for routine use, after it has been used in millions of people it is possible to discover side effects that are too subtle or too rare to show up in pre-license testing. The November 2000 issue of Infectious Diseases in Children reviewed […]

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  • Teen Immunization

    Teen Immunization

    Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points to a growing problem: an estimated 35 million teens, in the United States alone, are missing one or more doses of childhood vaccines. This leaves these teens vulnerable to catching preventable infections as adults, when the diseases are often more serious and have […]

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  • Ear Infections - Predicting Them! Preventing Them?

    Ear Infections – Predicting Them! Preventing Them?

    Testing a baby’s cord blood for levels of maternal antibodies to pneumococcal bacteria can predict the frequency of ear infections. Information presented at the May 2000 American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting in Orlando, Florida indicates that low levels of antibodies mean more ear infections.

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  • Aerosol Form Of Measles Vaccine

    Aerosol Form Of Measles Vaccine

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if kids could get vaccines that were safe and effective without having to have a needle poke? The March 4th, 2000 issue of The Lancet featured an article about an aerosol form of measles vaccine that was almost twice as effective as the injection, while maintaining a similar safety profile.

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  • CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children

    CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children

    In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended routine Hepatitis A vaccination for children in high-risk areas. Hepatitis A is a serious, debilitating disease that can be spread easily by mouth. Children often get it from eating foods that are contaminated when infected farm workers or food handlers fail to wash their […]

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  • Prevnar Vaccine Available to Prevent Ear and Sinus Infections

    Prevnar Vaccine Available to Prevent Ear and Sinus Infections

    Antibiotic-resistant pneumococcal infections have become a major health problem. In February 2000 the FDA approved Prevnar, the exciting new vaccine that can prevent pneumococcal infections – the leading cause of serious meningitis and pneumonia. The pneumococcusis also the number one cause of ear infections and sinus infections, something that affects most young children.

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  • Parents Question Double MMR Vaccinations

    Parents Question Double MMR Vaccinations

    I recently heard from an anxious mother in Kuwait,”My son has been vaccinatedtwice with the MMR by mistake, one was at 1.5 year and the second at 3.9 years. Please kindly advise.”

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  • Lyme Disease Vaccine

    Lyme Disease Vaccine

    The newly approved Lyme disease vaccine is not yet proven safe and effective for children under age 15, although the vaccine looks promising for children in studies currently underway.

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  • Update on Vaccine - Related Deaths

    Update on Vaccine – Related Deaths

    Children have received vaccines for many years. But in 1991, for the first time, newborns began receiving a vaccine. Has this caused an increase in SIDS or in vaccine-related deaths?

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  • Polio Recommendations

    Polio Recommendations

    No more polio? The World Health Organization was on target to eliminate polio by the end of the year 2000. This wonderful achievement also changes the risks vs. benefits for polio vaccines. For that reason, in 1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended  that no more live, oral polio vaccine (OPV) be given in the […]

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