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The norovirus vaccine, while not preventive of all disease, does significantly reduce the severity of symptoms.
"HPV Vaccine for My Son? Not so Fast..."
The mother of a 12-year-old boy resists your suggestion that he receive the HPV4 vaccine today. She asks three good questions. Do you know the answers?
Vaccines Raise MS Risk Sooner But Not Later
New study findings do not suggest a need for a change in vaccine policy, but even a small increased risk could have an effect on public health.
A Young Boy with Asthma and Egg Allergy Gets a Flu Shot
FluBlok, new this year, is egg-free but approved for persons aged 18 to 49 years only. The other options, and precautions, are discussed here.
Egg Allergy, Asthma, and a Flu Shot, But Which One?
The 5-year-old in your office has asthma and is egg-allergic. Mom wants him to have a flu shot today, but only if it can be given safely. Can it? With which vaccine?
Immunization and the Internet: How Would You Handle This Mom?
It's Monday morning and you're only 20 minutes behind. Per routine, you ask the mother of the 12-month-old in your office if she has any questions about the shots he's about to receive...
Varicella Vaccination Today, Lower Risk of Zoster Tomorrow
The mother of a 12-month-old says she'd rather her son have the chickenpox ("It's such a mild disease...") than be vaccinated today. Here, the pros and cons.
MMR Vaccine and Febrile Seizures: What's the Risk?
If you aren't ready with the answer to this question and a way to put it in context for parents, you just might not get another chance. What would you say?
Podcast: New Guidelines for Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Infection
What exactly are the new guidelines for vaccinating boys against HPV infection—and why is this development good news for both men and women?
Podcast: Measles Shows Its Spots—Again
Measles is making a comeback . . . yet again . . . in the United States.
HPV Vaccine: The Myths . . . and the Facts
Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann recently made the unsubstantiated comment on national TV that the HPV vaccine has “very serious consequences” and that it can cause mental retardation.
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