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Category Archives: Vaccines

Are you anxious about your child’s vaccines?


How anxious are you about vaccinating your child?  How much of your anxiety is rooted in fact? It seems at least weekly I hear questions from parents that are truly anxious about vaccines.  There is so much information for parents to read, and much of it is very scary.  There is a lot of untrue …

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Better protection from the flu!


Flu shot season is here….and there is even more protection this year! It is hard to believe….but it is that time of year again, flu shot season.  The Katydids have been chirping in the evening (6 weeks till that first frost??), and before we know it flu season will be here.  So, even though we …

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Tylenol or acetaminophen with vaccines…should you or shouldn’t you?


Think twice before giving your child Tylenol or acetaminophen BEFORE their shots! When my kids were little, a dose of Tylenol or acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) was just routine either immediately before a vaccine or immediately after.  I hated to see my baby fussy and feverish after a vaccine, so I was armed with Tylenol before …

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Help take the “ouch” out of vaccines


Shots are not fun for you or your child…here are some tips to help with the “ouch”! Check ups with vaccinations are difficult for parents and children.  That first 2-month-old check up is often dreaded by parents because the first round of vaccines is given at that time.  It is very difficult for a Mommy …

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Who should you listen to? The measles outbreak…more opinions!


We are responsible to protect our own children, but also the children who are not our own and vulnerable… The measles outbreak is still in the news….many different people have weighed in on the subject. My caution to you is the same as always….remember the source. Ask yourself, is this person an expert in the …

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Don’t Wait! Vaccinate! Measles outbreak continues to grow!!


Have you heard the news?  There has been several documented cases of measles and there will probably be more.  How can this be?  Families traveling to one of the most exciting places around, Disney Land were exposed to a case of measles!  If children were not protected by vaccination or were too young to receive …

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Parents and Grandparents, are your vaccines up to date?


Parents and Grandparents…you need vaccines too!  Protect the children you love and yourselves! I had a new Dad to be come into our clinic yesterday.  He was requesting “that shot for new Dads so I won’t give my baby whooping cough.”  Yes!  I immediately praised him for being such a great Dad even before his …

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It is time for the flu shot!


Get it on your calendar…everyone 6 months of age and older needs a flu shot! It is the time of year when I start my daily reminders to parents ( I sometimes can be annoying, I guess)… it is time…time for that flu shot.  Put your excuses away, everyone 6 months and older should receive …

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Don’t Panic about the EV-D68 Virus….But Wash Those Hands!


This is the best way to prevent the enterovirus EV-D68 or ANY illness!   We in the Midwest are hearing about an outbreak of an illness that is hitting children hard. Many children have been hospitalized with respiratory symptoms from this enterovirus EV-D68. This group of viruses can cause many different illnesses, but this particular …

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Be sure your baby is cocooned in protection from whooping cough!


Cocoon your baby with protection from whooping cough!  Make sure everyone who has contact with your baby has had a Tdap vaccine.  Moms, you should receive a Tdap vaccine during EVERY pregnancy in the 3rd trimester!! What parent wouldn’t like to put their baby in a protective cocoon to prevent any illness?  Illness is a worry of …

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