It’s Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Nov 06

“Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.”

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak

Jun 07

State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that’s worried about autism.

Source: Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak

Additional Reading: The Verge, CNN

The damage of the anti-vaccination movement – latimes.com

Feb 05

The damage of the anti-vaccination movement – latimes.com.

Here you have it. The La times  has an article. I found the comments at the end of the article enlightning as well. The anti vaccine comment declared a lack of information the article and quoted that DPT has thimerasol. But, in fact it does not anymore. MMR never did since it is a live vaccine.  Look at the rest of this post for interesting other information…

Wakefield ‘failed to act in interests of children’ – Guardian newspaper – Thursday 28 January 2010 

General Medical Council finds Andrew Wakefield, who linked MMR with autism, failed in duties as responsible consultant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jan/28/mmr-doctor-fail-children-gmc

Other articles of interest:

MMR: Why we should follow US policy on vaccinations – http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2009/feb/10/mmr-vaccination-measles

Time to regroup on autism – by Alison Singer at CNN.com –http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/03/singer.autism.study.vaccines/

Ms. Singer isco-founder and president of the Autism Science Foundation. She has a daughter and an older brother with autism

Lancet accepts MMR study ‘false’ – February 2, 2010 Nick Triggle, BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8493753.stm

No worry about flu recall

Dec 16

We have checked our records, and we are not (thank goodness) in need of any recall activity. None of our vaccines for the flu were included on the recall. The recall is only due to a decrease in expected potency, not at all with any safety issues.

Swine Flu, Who?

Jul 31

The Center for Disease Control has released the list (here) of who should get the swine flu vaccine if it is available this year. In addition, these same people should get the regular flu shot as well. If you want to be notified when the vaccine is available, sign up for our developmental newsletter at www.kiddoc.com/news.php . Even if your child is older than 3 and you don’t get the weekly updates, you will be entered in our communication database.