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The norovirus vaccine, while not preventive of all disease, does significantly reduce the severity of symptoms.
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?
MMR Vaccine and Febrile Seizures: Benefit Tops Risk
Here's how to put a parent's concern to rest.
Opportunistic Vaccination: A Flu Shot For Big Sister, Too
Since mom went to the hassle of bringing along the 4 year old to her little brother's appointment, why not help make it worth the trip and get her up-to-date, too?
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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