Why Vaccinating Your Child is Important

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If you haven’t heard about the threat of measles resurfacing, then you haven’t been watching the news or listening to the radio. This year alone, more than 900 cases have been reported, and even anti-vaxxers are taking notice. In 1963, nearly every child in the United States contracted measles before they turned 15, although there’s…

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Back To School Vaccines: What Parents Need To Know

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Even though it’s the lazy days of summer, before we know it the bus stops will be bustling and the school bells will be ringing once again. School means it’s time to figure out if and when sports physicals are due and schedule back to school vaccines for any soon-to-be students in your home. Our…

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Tips on How to Protect Your Children This Flu Season

Did you know that each year an average of 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized due to flu-related complications? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, causes more trips to the hospital than any other vaccine-preventable disease. In addition to getting your annual flu shot, there are ways that you can protect yourself…

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The Measles Outbreak: What Does It Mean for Your Family?

At a seminar hosted in early February at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, experts on the measles vaccine met with members of the media in order to make yet another case – or plea, if you will – for vaccinations. The bottom line that researchers and physicians want everyone to understand: If you don’t…

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