2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?

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  • Provo School District starts soon and there are three things required for your kindergartener to start school.
  • Getting Immunizations can be a positive experience for everyone.
  • Start the school year off on a healthy foot by getting in to see your pediatrician.

How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?
How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?

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  • The 5 S’s can be a good tool for reducing distress in infants.
  • Other options may also provide relief.
  • Parental mood is important, too.
When is the best time to get a flu shot?
When is the best time to get a flu shot?

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  • Getting a flu shot as soon as vaccines are available (usually September) offers the best protection.
  • The flu is much more serious than the common cold and can cause serious complications.
  • Most people over 6 months old should get a flu shot.
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

In 1796, Edward Jenner hypothesized that milkmaids’ apparent immunity to smallpox came from their repeated exposure to the similar but less-devastating cowpox. So, he scratched a milkmaid’s cowpox sore with a needle, then scratched a young local boy with it. Then he exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not get sick . … Continue reading “6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous”

Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking
Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking

Article at a glance: The percentage of babies who get an ear infection has dropped in the last 20 years. Doctors believe the decrease is due to the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, flu vaccines, an increase in breastfeeding, and a decrease in smoking.   According to a recent study, fewer babies are getting … Continue reading “Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking”

Tips on how to make shots easier for kids
Tips on how to make shots easier for kids

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  • Help reduce anxiety beforehand by giving minimal, age-appropriate warnings about the upcoming shot.
  • During the shot, stay calm and find ways to divert your child's attention with a treat, book, song, or other distraction.
  • For babies, things like swaddling and sucking can help reduce pain and crying.
A false sense of security: Refusing vaccination puts us at risk
A false sense of security: Refusing vaccination puts us at risk

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  • Because of vaccines, diseases that once killed and maimed children are now highly preventable.
  • High immunization rates allow us to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, including babies and children with compromised immune systems.
  • Before you decide to delay or skip an immunization for your child, please talk to your pediatrician first so we can answer your questions and help you get the facts you need to make this important decision.
Recent study confirms safety of two measles vaccines
Recent study confirms safety of two measles vaccines

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  • Study found that the risk of negative reactions from the vaccines was incredibly low.
  • No new safety concerns were found for the MMRV or MMR + V vaccines.

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