Tag Archives: immunization

Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines 2016-2017 Season UPDATE: October 3, 2016   Flu injection for 6 months to 3 years: in stock Flu injection for 3 years and older: in stock. Flumist is not recommended for this year and we will not be … Continue reading

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Baby Measles

This article from SFGate about a 4 month old from SoCal who caught measles at Disneyland has good pictures of the rash. Scroll through to image #4 here. This baby was up to date on all his vaccines: he measles … Continue reading

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Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements provide information on the immunizations given to babies, children, teens and young adults. Each shot has its own Vaccine Information Statement or VIS. The VIS explains: why get vaccinated information about the specific vaccine who shouldn’t get vaccinated with … Continue reading

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Measles

When I hear the word measles I think: cough, coryza and conjunctivitis. That’s the way I learned it in medical school. Infected children have a cough, runny nose (coryza) and red eyes (conjunctivitis). They also have distinctive white areas inside the cheeks … Continue reading

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Chicken Pox Party?

Chicken Pox Parties are old school. Back before the immunization against chicken pox (varicella) became available in the United States in 1995, parents used to ask about exposing children who’d never had chicken pox to other infected children. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Vaccine Policy

Parents looking for a pediatrician often ask about our office’s vaccination policy. As a pediatrician, to answer this, I need to know the questions and concerns parents have about immunizing their child against vaccine-preventable diseases. This discussion often leads to a … Continue reading

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