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.
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.
Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines
Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines

Utah Valley Pediatrics recently joined with other local doctors to sign a response on Pamela Romney Openshaw’s editorial entitled “Forget Compulsory Vaccinations.” Our sincere desire is to help parents make informed decisions regarding the health of their children. We feel that this response helps clarify several points made in Openshaw’s editorial. 123 local doctors object … Continue reading “Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines”

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.
Utah Measles Outbreak Information Sheet

Many parents are concerned about the recent measles outbreak in Utah County. We share your concern and have put together the following information sheet to provide some answers. What Parents Need to Know About Utah County’s Measles Outbreak How many cases of measles are there? There are two confirmed cases of measles in Utah County. … Continue reading “Utah Measles Outbreak Information Sheet”

Annual flu epidemic hits early with Utah seeing a high number of cases

The yearly flu or influenza epidemic is hitting the United States early this year and Utah is seeing particularly high levels of flu activity. Not to be confused with the stomach flu, the flu or influenza is a viral infection that targets your upper respiratory system. Symptoms can include body aches, fever, coughing, and nasal … Continue reading “Annual flu epidemic hits early with Utah seeing a high number of cases”

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces serious superbug infections
Pneumococcal vaccine reduces serious superbug infections

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  • The pneumococcal vaccine is linked with a 62 percent decrease in antibiotic-resistant cases of pneumococcal infections.
  • This vaccine is an important step in preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
  • The pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for children under five years old, adults 65 or older, or people with health conditions that put them at a higher risk.
Beat the Rush for Kindergartener and 7th Grader Immunizations

In Utah, kindergarteners and 7th graders have to be up to date on their immunizations before they can start school. If your child is not up to date, schedule an appointment now to beat the rush in August. Because of high demand, it is often hard to fit in last minute appointments. To attend kindergarten, … Continue reading “Beat the Rush for Kindergartener and 7th Grader Immunizations”

From Parents: Why We Choose to Vaccinate
From Parents: Why We Choose to Vaccinate

Article at a Glance Outbreaks of diseases like pertussis and measles have health officials concerned about parents who have decided not to vaccinate their children. Areas where vaccination rates are low at the highest risk. A few parents share about why they decided to vaccinate their children. Potentially deadly diseases like pertussis and measles were … Continue reading “From Parents: Why We Choose to Vaccinate”

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