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Japan Panel Says Deaths Aren’t Linked to Vaccines

Last week the networks were covered with the news that Japan had concerns, but now that they have found no link, where is the network news to announce this? “A panel of Japanese medical experts expressed the opinion Tuesday that the deaths of five children over the past two months weren’t connected to pediatric vaccines [...]

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Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

This woman walked through 4 airports exposing people to measles. Another clear example of how you could get exposed anywhere and why you need immunizations!! “Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport late in the afternoon of Feb. 20. Two days later, the [...]

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21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

In another article that makes you want to make sure your child is fully immunized: The CDC reported Wednesday that whooping cough hit more than 21,000 people, many of whom are children and teens, in 2010 — a record high since 2005 and one of the worst years in more than five decades. CDC officials [...]

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Boston Officials Work to Contain Possible Measles Outbreak

Call us if you are not sure if your child is fully immunized against measles! “BOSTON – Health officials in Boston are working to contain a potential measles outbreak after a worker at the French consulate tested positive for the highly contagious illness, MyFoxBoston.com reported. About 80 employees in the Park Square building, located in [...]

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U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports

To date, for this flu season, 35 influenza-associated deaths in the U.S. in children aged <18 years old have been reported to CDC, median age 6 yrs, range 29 days to 17 yrs. Of these, 5 were aged <6 months and ineligible for flu shots, vaccination status was unknown for 6 children, and for the [...]

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No surprise: Gardasil as good against HPV in men as in women

The HPV vaccine is now available in our office for bays as well. If you would like to protect your teen, please give us a call. “To no one’s surprise, a new clinical trial demonstrates that the human papilloma virus vaccine Gardasil is as good at protecting men as it is in protecting women, researchers [...]

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Some vaccines tied to lower kids’ leukemia risk

This study found a lower rate of leukemia in immunized children. We do not know why, but this may be yet another reason to immunize your child. If you are wondering whether your child is up-to-date on immunizations, give us a call. “The findings, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, showed that kids born in [...]

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Studies show swift impact of rotavirus vaccines

This is a better message that the one about the flu shot. The rotavirus vaccine has been very successful. “Diarrhea is one of the top two killers of children under five worldwide, and rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease in children. Each year, rotavirus-related diarrhea kills more than 500,000 children and is [...]

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Rise in fever-related seizures reported after Fluzone

There have been reports of some febrile seizures following the flu shot, and they have to determine if it is related or not. The important thing is that no children had any long-term issues. We have had no patients with a febrile seizure after the shot. We will keep you posted if there is any [...]

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Project Tomorrow

Protect Tomorrow from Healthy Children. This PSA from the AAP reminds parents about the devastation of diseases of the not-so-distant past and urges them to talk with their pediatricians about immunizing their children so that history does not repeat itself.

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