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Tag Archives: vaccine
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
The pertussis epidemic in California has many new parents worried. For preemie parents, it’s just one more thing to add to the list. Pertussis, or whooping cough, has affected more than 6,000 people so far this year in California. More … Continue reading
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
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
Talking about vaccines nowadays seems to be more explosive than discussing abortion or the death penalty. That’s pretty incredible when you think about it, because abortion and the death penalty are really social and ethical issues and vaccine safety and … Continue reading
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