Thimerosal does not raise risk of neurological problems

A mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines does not raise the risk of neurological problems in children, concludes a large federal study that researchers say should reassure parents about the safety of shots their children received a decade or more ago. However, the study did not examine autism. A separate study due out in … Continue reading “Thimerosal does not raise risk of neurological problems”

Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine is now available at your pediatrician’s office. The CDC recommends that healthy children ages 6 months up through their 5th birthday, their close contacts (people who live with them), and out-of-home caregivers (nannies, daycare providers, etc.) should get a flu vaccine. This expands last year’s recommendation to now include vaccination for children … Continue reading “Flu Vaccine”

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