Category Archives: vaccines

This is Nevada Influenza Vaccination Week!

Why should you get the flu vaccine?  There are scores of people yearly who are ill due to the flu AND there are thousands (or sometimes TENS of thousands) of people who die each year from influenza. Do I get … Continue reading

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Pregnant? You need a Tdap!

Tdap is a vaccine–containing tetanus and pertussis.  A new immunization schedule recommends that a dose of the Tdap vaccine be given to all women during each pregnancy, whether or not she has received the vaccine before.  This is a change! … Continue reading

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The race is on!

It’s off with a start!  Quickest start in 10 years!… I wish I were talking about the Kentucky Derby, but I am talking about the flu.  There is still time to get vaccinated. Who should be vaccinated?  Anyone older than … Continue reading

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Pregnant ladies. Have you come in for your flu vaccine yet?

It’s not too late for the flu vaccine for this year!  The flu vaccine in pregnancy has been shown to benefit both the pregnant woman and the fetus in a few different ways. Duke University did a study of 1600+ women showing those who … Continue reading

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Are you due for a pertussis vaccine? Read on and find out. . .

I am a family physician who also performs obstetrics.  And, as such, I keep up with  pregnancy-related updates, too.  There is a new indication for the TdaP (Tetanus with pertussis) vaccine. Pregnant women in their third trimester.  The Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Do you need the chicken pox vaccine?

Chicken pox is a hot topic.  What once was a rite of passage has become a much maligned and feared rash.  Should you be vaccinated?  Are you already immune?  Here’s more info. . . Varicella zoster (the chicken pox virus) is … Continue reading

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