immunizations

  1. Children's Health

    Real moms share: How we beat the Dr. blues

    When it comes to visiting the pediatrician, some kids experience serious anxiety. After all, those shots can hurt! We asked...
  2. Baby & Toddler

    Your baby's first year: Shots, shots and more shots!

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    You know that every time you take your infant for a well visit, you are doing the best you can to keep her healthy, but that doesn't...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Parents share why they don't vaccinate

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    When you think of someone not vaccinating their child, you may expect them to cite autism as the reason. Surprisingly, that is often...
  4. School Age Kids

    Chicken pox lollipops for sale

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    Some parents, fearful of the medical vaccines administered to children, have sought natural methods to boost immunity. Think...
  5. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    The Autism/Vaccine (Dis)Connection

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    A new study denies any link between the MMR vaccine and autism. But parents who have heard anecdotal evidence to the contrary are...
  6. Vaccinations & Shots

    Meningitis vaccine schedule

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    Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition caused by bacteria that infect the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal...
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    What you need to know about immunizations

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    Immunization is a controversial topic. Deciding what’s right for you – given all of the information available – can feel...
  8. Children's Health

    5 tips to keep the flu out of your child's school

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    Back-to-school time and the start of flu season seem to coincide perfectly. And with school settings identified as one of the top...
  9. Wellness

    Are you at risk for the flu?

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    'Tis the season to be, well, sick . That's right: Flu season is upon us, and right about now is the time to start thinking about...
  10. Vaccinations & Shots

    Meningococcal vaccines

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    Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria that can lead to bacterial meningitis and meningococcemia, which meningococcal...
  11. Vaccinations & Shots

    MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine

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    The childhood vaccination commonly known as MMR protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
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    Japanese encephalitis vaccine

    Japanese encephalitis is a disease that affects the brain and can cause brain damage or death -- but it can be prevented by the...
  13. Vaccinations & Shots

    The yellow fever vaccine

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    Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted through bites from infected mosquitoes. The potentially serious infection can be...
  14. Vaccinations & Shots

    Immune serum globulin vaccine

    The immune serum globulin vaccine helps protect against hepatitis B, a viral disease that can damage the liver.
  15. Children's Health

    The chicken pox (varicella) vaccine

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    Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a virus that causes a high fever and characteristic itchy red rash that can range from a few...
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    The polio vaccine

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    Polio is a potentially debilitating viral disease that can be prevented with the polio vaccine.
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    The rabies vaccine

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    Rabies, a virus primarily transmitted through contact with infected animals, can be prevented by two types of rabies vaccines.
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    Anthrax vaccine

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    A serious disease caused by bacterial spores, anthrax is spread by animals and as a biological weapon. An anthrax vaccine is...
  19. Vaccinations & Shots

    The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine

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    The H1N1 flu virus, more commonly called swine flu, is considered pandemic, putting people worldwide at risk of getting the disease....
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    The tuberculosis vaccine

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    Tuberculosis, also called TB, is a potentially dangerous respiratory illness that can be prevented with the tuberculosis vaccine.