immunizations

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    The tetanus vaccines

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    Better known as lockjaw, tetanus is a deadly disease that can be prevented with a number of tetanus vaccines.
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    The rotavirus vaccines

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    Rotavirus is an infectious disease that attacks the intestinal tract. The potentially serious illness can be prevented with the...
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    The hepatitis A vaccine

    The rates of Hepatitis A are the lowest they have been in four decades, and the Centers for Disease Control credits a hepatitis A...
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    The malaria vaccine

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    Malaria is an infectious disease commonly transmitted by infected mosquitoes that can lead to liver failure and other health...
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    The diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine

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    Years ago, the DTP vaccine was commonly given to children to prevent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; however, it was notorious...
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    Pneumococcal infection

    Despite the term, pneumococcal infection doesn't just mean you have pneumonia.
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    The herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine

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    Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a painful localized skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that...
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    The cholera vaccine

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    Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestines by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae . The infection is...
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    Pneumococcal vaccines

    Two different vaccines, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV), fight a bacterial...
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    Meningococcal infections

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    Meningococcal disease is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and meningococcemia. The disease can be...
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    The rubella vaccine

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    Rubella, aka German measles, is an infectious disease that can cause serious health problems for children, especially for unborn...
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    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

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    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of sexually transmitted viruses that can cause genital warts and even lead to cervical...
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    The smallpox vaccine

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    Smallpox is a highly contagious infection characterized by high fever and an extensive rash. The sometimes fatal disease is...
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    Can vaccinations really prevent pertussis?

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    Unfounded stories of children having side effects and contracting pertussis despite (or because of) vaccination can lead many...
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    Reduce your child’s risk of whooping cough

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    Whooping cough, aka pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is easily spread through personal contact, sneezing...
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    Symptoms of pertussis: Is your child at risk?

    When your child comes home from school sniffling, sneezing, running a low-grade fever and coughing occasionally, you naturally...
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    Dangers of pertussis and how you can prevent it

    If you ever see (or hear) a child with pertussis (the respiratory disease also known as whooping cough), you will never forget it....
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    Can you protect your child from pertussis?

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    As a parent, you want to protect your child from monsters under the bed, bullies at middle school and broken hearts in high school....