Tag Archives: immunization

Do YOU need hepatitis B vaccine?

New indication for an old vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory committee on Immunization Practices (the organization that tells us doctors when, why, and which vaccines) is now recommending hepatitis B vaccine series to unvaccinated adults less than 60 … Continue reading

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Update: post-herpetic neuralgia

A better phrase for this is post-herpes (shingles) nerve-pain. Awful. Unrelenting. Who gets this? How to make it better? The main risk factor for postherpetic neuralgia is increasing age. People under 50 have long-term pain rarely. Those who are 60-65 … Continue reading

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New measles and whooping cough vaccination guidelines for adults!

Changes! Changes! The governing body on immunization practices met last week. Many babies are becoming ill with pertussis and the pregnant mom can help. The pertussis vaccine is considered safe for pregnant women and may give immunity to their young … Continue reading

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Are you considering NOT immunizing your child?

A new position statement was released revealing that even a small number of unimmunized individuals can greatly increase spread of disease.  For children who do NOT get immunized, their risk of measles is 35 times those who are vaccinated, 23 times for … Continue reading

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Roll up your sleeves or smell the. . . .flu vaccine!

Who should get the influenza vaccine? Everyone older than 6 months. It is especially important that high risk individuals get the flu vaccine Who is “high risk?” Pregnant women Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years … Continue reading

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