Did a Vaccine Cause this Disease?
Active, healthy 11-y/o boy develops degenerative neurologic symptoms. PMH relevant for measles at age 1 year, MMR vaccine at 8 months. Is there a connection?
Quadrivalent or Trivalent Flu Vaccine? CDC Says it Doesn’t Matter
In the absence of an official preference for one formulation over another, we can do what's best for our patients.
How to Pump up the Volume on Gardasil Coverage
Fingers point in all directions when the topic of low US HPV vaccination rates comes up. How to skip the drama? Just do it.
A Pope, a Fetus, and a Vaccine
A seasoned pediatrician learns something new after a mother offers a moral defense against the Varivax vaccine for her son.
Vaccines and Refrigeration: Beware of Thin Ice
There is no room in the office refrigerator for Monday's vaccine delivery. Your son's mini-fridge is an ideal temporary fix. True or False?
"HPV Vaccine for My Son? Not so Fast..."
The mother of a 12-year-old boy resists your suggestion that he receive the HPV4 vaccine today. She asks three good questions. Do you know the answers?
A Young Boy with Asthma and Egg Allergy Gets a Flu Shot
FluBlok, new this year, is egg-free but approved for persons aged 18 to 49 years only. The other options, and precautions, are discussed here.
Egg Allergy, Asthma, and a Flu Shot, But Which One?
The 5-year-old in your office has asthma and is egg-allergic. Mom wants him to have a flu shot today, but only if it can be given safely. Can it? With which vaccine?
Immunization and the Internet: How Would You Handle This Mom?
It's Monday morning and you're only 20 minutes behind. Per routine, you ask the mother of the 12-month-old in your office if she has any questions about the shots he's about to receive...
Varicella Vaccination Today, Lower Risk of Zoster Tomorrow
The mother of a 12-month-old says she'd rather her son have the chickenpox ("It's such a mild disease...") than be vaccinated today. Here, the pros and cons.
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