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Is the staff in your NICU vaccinated against the flu?

Even though vaccination is the #1 way to prevent transmission of the flu, the rate of vaccination among health care workers is low. By January 2010, according to the CDC, 62% of all health care workers had received the seasonal … Continue reading

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Show your love for a preemie: get up to date on your vaccines

A casual browser of this web site might wonder, “What’s up with all this vaccine stuff? I thought this was a preemie web site?!” And I admit, lately I have been a bit vaccine focused (although I would not be … Continue reading

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Flu vaccine: promote facts not fear

Despite a mountain of evidence that demonstrates influenza vaccination is both effective and safe, only 50% of health care providers are vaccinated.¬†Unfortunately, there are consequences. Up to 23% of providers working in a hospital will be infected with influenza sometime … Continue reading

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Should my preemie get the flu spray or shot?

In yesterdays posting I discussed the efficacy of the flu vaccine for parents and other adults who are around preemies. Studies suggest that the nasal spray (live attenuated vaccine) is less effective than the shot for healthy adults ages 18-49. … Continue reading

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In yesterdays posting I discussed the efficacy of the flu vaccine for parents and other adults who are around preemies. Studies suggest that the nasal spray (live attenuated vaccine) is less effective than the shot for healthy adults ages 18-49. … Continue reading

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