Tuesday August 21, 2018
Probably all parents would protect their children from cancer if they could, just as they try to prevent harm from coming to their children in so many different ways. And at least when it comes to most cervical and oropharyngeal cancers as well as several other types, they can with a simple two-shot immunization.
Tuesday August 14, 2018
The nasal flu mist is back. After being shunned for two years because of findings that its effectiveness was extremely low, the makers came back with a new formulation that gained the approval of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Tuesday August 7, 2018
Each year, pregnant women have certain fears around getting their flu shot. But be assured: Every year, it is extremely important for them to receive this vaccine that helps protect both mother and baby.
Thursday August 2, 2018
Texas, we can do better. We must. A recent study identified four of the state’s metropolitan areas as national hot spots of low vaccination: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and Plano. In these areas, the number of parents who file for non-medical exemptions from the state’s vaccination rules are especially high. In fact, Texas had more of these hot spots than any other state.
Thursday July 26, 2018
Just a few years ago, hepatitis A was a disease that seldom made headlines in our nation. There were rare cases of an infected restaurant worker passing the disease on to patrons. People knew that vaccination might be needed for travel to certain countries where the disease was more common.