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Apr
25

Twice the population of New Orleans — or lives saved by the Vaccines for Children program

written by Tara Haelle

For all the talk about the growing numbers of parents who don’t vaccinate their children in the US, we have still managed to keep our immunization rates above 90% for the majority of vaccines recommended by the CDC during the past two decades. But what many don’t realize is that those numbers wouldn’t be possible […]

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Apr
24

Today is World Meningitis Day

written by Tara Haelle

Today is World Meningitis Day, and I received an email with a link to a video I’d like to share. The email was from a man named Greg whom I had interviewed for my Master’s report while in graduate school a few years ago. I drove from Austin to Houston so I could meet with […]

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Apr
21

New evidence out for the flu vaccine in children, especially infants and toddlers

written by Tara Haelle

It’s been well established that the flu vaccine is one of our least effective vaccines, if not the least effective. As I’ve noted before, that low level of effectiveness is not a reason to skip getting the vaccine since some protection is better than none, and some seasons the flu vaccine’s protection is upwards of […]

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Apr
17

Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth

written by Tara Haelle

If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April […]

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