Immunization Headlines Continued

I know I sound like a broken record sometimes. But, when it comes to preventable illnesses that we still see, it's worth it - do you realize this is a pertussis outbreak per week for the last two weeks?DTaP has been approved for teens since February 2006....and not a moment too soon given these headlines!Email Dr. GwennDTaP Picture©2009 Pediatrics Now. All rights reserved. PEDIATRICS NOW® is a … [Read more...]

Be Wise, and Continue to Immunize!

Need proof that your kids still need immunizations? Here you go. And, we are not alone in this fight.Immunity does wane for some childhood conditions like pertussis and due to the fast spread and public health concerns, the higher the immunization rate, the quicker the containment during an outbreak. And, why the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends a pertussis booster to our teens.We do … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Press: New Immunization for Tween Girls

You've likely heard that it was in development but it is now out and approved - Gardasil, a vaccine designed to protect girls against HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV is a virus that girls get during sexual activity. The problem is it can go undetected for years - and is the culprit of genital warts, abnormal pap smears, cervical cancer and even fertility problems. By immunizing girls before they … [Read more...]

Please…Be Wise, Immunize!

This one hit close to home. This was one of those stories you read and think "wow...good thing it wasn't anyone we know". Well, in this case not only did I know someone in the story but that someone is my brother; and this story does have a happy ending.You may have seen The Boston Globe article last weekend. It was was a very small one with the title "hub visitor develops measles". Never a good … [Read more...]