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There has been ongoing controversy surrounding certain childhood vaccines and their relationship to autism. Many studies have looked at whether there...
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To date, there is no convincing evidence that any vaccine can cause autism or any kind of behavioral disorder. A suspected link between the measles...
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California is now in the midst of a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic – the worst outbreak in the last 50 years. At last count, there were 1337...
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I would really encourage all parents to vaccinate their infants at the recommended intervals. There is no advantage to spacing out, delaying or...
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There is a different flu vaccine every year, based on the circulating strains. For the next season, we will only have ONE vaccine, covering all three...
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Tiny doses of a mercury compound called thimerosal keep multidose vials of flu vaccine safe from contamination with bacteria. Before thimerosal was...
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The traditional flu shot contains proteins separated from the flu virus. Those proteins can't cause illness. But your immune system learns to...
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Great question. The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines that FDA has approved will be manufactured in several formulations. Some will come in multi-dose...
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My advice is just the opposite – your children should be vaccinated for seasonal and H1H1 flu. The problem with the H1N1 virus is that it is...
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Pregnant women should get the flu shot -- a vaccine made with killed flu virus. This one is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The other type...
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Immunizations protect babies, toddlers, and children against many childhood diseases that were once devastating and even deadly. The American Academy...
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Both vaccines are safe. As with any medicine, there is always the possibility of a serious problem, such as an allergic reaction.
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Both the vaccines for hepatitis A and the vaccines for hepatitis B can provide full protection.
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For the hepatitis A vaccine: Two doses of the vaccine given as shots six months apart are recommended for complete protection. Children should...
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Some consumers are concerned about the use of thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, in vaccines. Since 2001, with the exception of some...
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